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Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Assessments (15 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: Examinations are, by their very nature, stressful but the Government has already taken steps to reduce the examination burdens upon young people. At GCSE we have made examinations linear with examinations only at the end of the course of study, giving pupils at least two full years of study before they sit external examinations. We have also removed the incentives for multiple resits that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Training (15 Sep 2017)

Anne Milton: ...to help encourage young people into digital-related careers. We have introduced computing as a statutory national curriculum subject at all four key stages, in addition to a new Computer Science GCSE and A Level. The content was developed with industry experts to better equip pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to become active creators of digital technology. We have supported...

English Baccalaureate: Creative and Technical Subjects - Motion to Take Note (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Nash: ...as their talents and hard work will take them, regardless of their circumstances. An important part of that will be ensuring that children have the opportunity to study the core academic subjects at GCSE: English; maths; science, which could include computer science; history or geography; and a language. That is the EBacc. From international studies, it is clear that there is a strong...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Food Technology (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...not have to follow the National Curriculum, but may still offer design and technology or teach cookery as part of their own curriculum. In 2016, 33,448 pupils entered the Design & Technology: Food Technology GCSE[1], with entries in 1,470 schools[2]. Of these, 841 are academies and 2 are free schools. [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-eq...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (13 Sep 2017)

Lyn Brown: ...mobility 1997-2017, published on 28 June 2017, what assessment she has made of the effect on the confidence of young people leaving compulsory education of a failure rate for English and mathematics GCSE resits higher than 75 per cent.

Petition - Warwick Road, Carlisle: School Funding: North Northumberland (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...of systematic synthetic phonics. However we cut the numbers, England outperformed the rest of the UK in the OECD’s most recent PISA science assessments. The proportion of pupils studying the EBacc core of academic subjects at GCSE has risen from one fifth in 2010 to two fifths last year. The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers is shrinking at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: GCSE (11 Sep 2017)

Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Army recruits who joined the Army since January 2017 held five GCSEs at Grade A* to C.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Teachers (11 Sep 2017)

Lucy Powell: ...Childcare and early years providers survey of 2016 referred to in the Early Years Workforce Strategy of March 2017 of the proportion of early years educators who have neither English nor mathematics GCSE at A* to C and do not have a level 3 qualification.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Teachers (11 Sep 2017)

Lucy Powell: ...Childcare and early years providers survey of 2016 referred to in the Early Years Workforce Strategy of March 2017 of the proportion of early years educators who have neither English nor mathematics GCSE at A* to C.

Written Answers — Department for Education: ICT: Education (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...offer computing as part of their own curriculum and may use the computing curriculum as a benchmark. We do hold Key Stage 4 data. In 2016, 62,703 pupils entered the Computer studies/Computing in GCSE[1], with entries in 2,405 schools[2]. [1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-eq uivalent-results-in-england-2015-to-2016 (Subject time series table). [2] Based...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sign Language: GCSE (11 Sep 2017)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will encourage exam boards to offer GCSEs in British Sign Language.

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Language and Literature: Education (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...whether English language and English literature are taught separately or together. The Department believes that the two subjects should be examined separately as the previous combined English GCSE did not allow pupils to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in either English language or English literature in sufficient depth or breadth. English language and English literature are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Standards (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...links: Key Stage 2: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-curriculum -assessments-key-stage-2-2017-provisional Key Stage 4 (GCSEs) https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-eq uivalent-results-in-england-2015-to-2016 and A-level and other 16 to 18 results https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/a-level-and-other-1 6-to-18-results-2015-to-2016-revised.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: University Education: Access (11 Sep 2017)

John Woodcock: ...Minister ask the schools Minister to meet us in the Furness area who are looking at a major new initiative to get the private-sector local employees involved in closing the generations-long gap in GCSE numeracy and literacy attainment?

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Sep 2017)

Justine Greening: ...England are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, which is testament to our relentless pursuit of high standards through education reforms. This summer, our students took their first three reformed GCSE subjects and received their results, and there were also successes in improved A-levels, too, with a record number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds securing a place at...

16-to-19 Education Funding — [David Hanson in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Mike Kane: ..., and it has not been properly thought out. That puts additional burdens on colleges. He is right to highlight the point. There is also confusion about students between 16 and 18 who do not hold a GCSE grade A* to C—or 9 to 4 with the changes that have come in this year—in maths or English. In future allocations, these students have to study maths and English as a condition...

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Mair: ...Strategy highlights the importance of enhancing digital skills at all levels of society. In responding to the Green Paper, the Royal Academy of Engineering reported that the engineering community would like to see a general computing GCSE introduced, as well as increased and sustained support for computer science. Also, computing should be designated a core subject in schools. My final...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (6 Sep 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...;s Maths in Context programme. Some 12,000 pupils in 130 English schools will take part in the trial, testing whether teaching maths in real-world contexts improves young people’s financial capability and attainment in GCSE maths exams. On Amendment 22 in more detail, it would require the body to report on progress in addressing financial exclusion. I note that an annual report on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE (6 Sep 2017)

Layla Moran: ...students studied (a) art and design subjects, (b) design and technology subjects, (c) drama, (d) media, film and TV studies subjects, (e) music and (f) performing and expressive arts subjects to GCSE level in each of the last seven years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Offenders: Education and Employment (5 Sep 2017)

Sam Gyimah: The hon. Lady points out a very serious problem that currently exists on the estate. Prisoners are transferred and cannot continue courses that they have started—for example, some were on GCSE programmes and cannot finish them. We are looking at courses and technology systems that allow them to carry on what they have been doing when they are transferred from one prison to another, so...


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