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Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Storey: ...and will not let down university students. It cannot be right, for example, that a student is enrolled to do a degree course that is validated by one of our universities but for which the only requirement is one GCSE. That cannot be right in our higher education system. These new powers will, as a result of what the Minister said, ensure that we can be proud of all our private providers.

Learning outside the Classroom — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Edward Timpson: .... There are opportunities through the national curriculum for children to get outside and envelop themselves in what the environment has to offer. Under the new geography GCSEs and A-levels being taught in schools, GCSE pupils need to carry out at least two pieces of fieldwork outside the classroom—that requirement was not there before—and fieldwork is required in both A-level...

Education: Design Subjects - Question (26 Apr 2017)

the Earl of Clancarty: ...for our technical trades and creative industries? As the Government are correctly putting an emphasis on technical education, are they not concerned about the significant fall in take-up of GCSE and A-level design subjects, with a recent Association of School and College Leaders survey showing a drop of 44% over the past year alone in the number of schools offering GCSE design and...

School Funding: North-east of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (26 Apr 2017)

Phil Wilson: ...an element of truth in that, and it comes down to the core of my next point, on which I would love to hear the Minister’s comments. In state schools, 40% of coursework used to go towards a final GCSE mark, and there was a chance to sit it in January or June. That cannot be done now. If someone does an IGCSE in a public school, they have the chance to do that, and the result is still...

Literacy in the Workforce - Question (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...the workforce by embedding English into our major education and work-based training programmes. We are also providing full funding for adults to access free English courses up to the equivalent level of GCSE, supporting community and workplace programmes, and working to improve the quality of English teaching for adults.

GCSE English Literature Exams — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (24 Apr 2017)

Helen Jones: ...that I wish colleagues if not the best of luck, at least a sunny election campaign, with little rain? Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered e-petition 172405 relating to GCSE English Literature exams. Sitting adjourned.

Written Answers — Department for Education: English Baccalaureate: GCSE (24 Apr 2017)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to respond to its consultation on proposals to ensure that at least 90 per cent of pupils take GCSEs in EBacc subjects.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Food Technology: Secondary Education (24 Apr 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...are equipped with knowledge about healthy eating, what is meant by a balanced diet as well as how to feed themselves and others affordably and well. In September 2016, we also introduced a new GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition. The new GCSE enables pupils to acquire an understanding of the scientific principles behind food and nutrition, and use a number of practical cooking...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (24 Apr 2017)

Maggie Throup: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage more students to take up a creative, artistic and technical subject at GCSE.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education (21 Apr 2017)

Robert Halfon: The current GCSE English and Maths requirements for early years educator (EYE) staff at level 3 have been broadened to include level 2 functional skills alongside other suitable qualifications. This is in response to the government consultation on the literacy and numeracy requirements for EYE staff and as part of the early years workforce strategy. The Skills Funding Agency will amend the...

Technical and Further Education Bill: Financial Support for Students Undertaking Apprenticeships (19 Apr 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ..., why have the consultations with the DWP not taken place? Was the Minister nobbled by No. 10 trusties or by those in his own Department, in the same way as Department for Education Ministers seem to have led us down the garden path of reforms to GCSE resits only to slam the door shut? I say as gently as I can to the Minister that if the Government do not retain the amendment, people will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: Education (19 Apr 2017)

Caroline Lucas: ..., with reference to her Department's subject time series tables SFR48_2016 and SFR03_2017 what assessment she has made of the reasons for the 8.3 per cent reduction in the number of entries for GCSE music from 2009-10 to 2015-16; what steps she is taking to tackle that change; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: GCSE (19 Apr 2017)

Susan Elan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners completed GCSE English courses in the last (a) year, (b) two years and (c) five years.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Education (19 Apr 2017)

Mark Lancaster: ...qualifications, enrol in an Apprenticeship Programme each year. Apprenticeships ensure that Service personnel will gain a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy, which is the equivalent to GCSE (Grade A-C). Since September 2012, the Department has adopted Functional Skills qualifications (FS (English) and FS (mathematics)) as the accredited measures of literacy and numeracy skills...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Training (19 Apr 2017)

Liz Saville-Roberts: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of new army recruits with (a) grades A* to C, (b) grades D to G and (c) without any GCSE English and mathematics qualification left the army before completing phase 2 training in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology: GCSE (7 Apr 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to promote take-up of GCSE design and technology in schools.

Technical Education - Question (5 Apr 2017)

Baroness Corston: ...they unanimously valued life skills education, which helps young people to be ready for work. Problem solving, co-operating with others, timekeeping and making persuasive phone calls all used to have GCSE equivalence until 2010, when the right honourable Michael Gove abolished it with a stroke.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Apprentices (3 Apr 2017)

Michael Tomlinson: ...she is taking to ensure that apprentices currently enrolled on the Early Years Educator programme are able to obtain their Level 3 qualification by fulfilling the requirement of A* to C grades in GCSE English and mathematics.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology: GCE A-level (3 Apr 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students eligible for free school meals have taken GCSE design and technology in each of the last five years.


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