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

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to reduce the attainment gaps of five A* to C GCSE grades between secondary schools in the North and the South; and if she will make a statement.

Petition - Post Office in Westcliffe, Scunthorpe: Educational Attainment: Oldham (8 Feb 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...either. We are also left with many unanswered questions about the failure of the Collective Spirit free school and the closure of the £9 million UTC, where not a single child gained the required GCSE results. I commend the inclusive approach from the regional schools commissioner, but the sheer scale of the challenge is huge and the resources limited. As Vicky Beer moves on to...

Private Renting: Homeless and Vulnerable People (8 Feb 2017)

Richard Benyon: ...Minister. One statistic I find fascinating is from the Centre for Social Justice, which showed that while the national average of educational attainment is that 60% achieve five A* to C grades at GCSE, the figure is only 27% among those who have to move more than three times during their secondary school education. We can therefore see the knock-on problems caused by people having to move...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (8 Feb 2017)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking, together with the regulator Ofqual, to ensure that there is no confusion over the new numerical grading system for GCSEs in England.

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Apprenticeships (6 Feb 2017)

Gordon Marsden: ...JTL saying that Government funding changes could cut its apprenticeships for 16 to 18-year-old by two thirds, and thousands of youngsters blocked from getting apprenticeships by being on the treadmill of GCSE English and maths resits that only one in four of them passes, where is the Government’s beef for 16 to 18-year-olds, instead of motherhood and apple pie?

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Education Provision: Northamptonshire (6 Feb 2017)

Nick Gibb: ...discuss academic standards in Northamptonshire schools. That included discussions about standards in phonics, which I would say is the single most important issue; key stage 2 SATs in reading and maths; GCSE results; and the EBacc. I have taken a close interest in the schools in my hon. Friend’s county, and we are meeting again in April to assess progress.

Petition - English Language and English Literature Gcse-Level Examinations (1 Feb 2017)

Phil Wilson: ...The petition states: The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to provide a level playing field in the rules applied to English Language and English Literature GCSE-level examinations in state-funded schools and independent schools, including provision for coursework and opportunities for sitting examinations. Following is the full text of the...

Technical and Further Education Bill - Second Reading (1 Feb 2017)

Lord Nash: ...talked about the skills gap in STEM subjects and computing. We have introduced coding and computing into the curriculum for the first time. He said that there were just over 60,000 pupils taking computing at GCSE. I accept that that is a small number, but it is from a standing start. I pay tribute to my noble friend’s engagement in the digital economy through UTCs. My noble friend...

School Funding: Greater London (31 Jan 2017)

Karen Buck: ...buildings that had not received investment for decades. I remember when North Westminster community school, which was a sprawling three-centred school, achieved in the last year before its closure just 18% GCSE grades A to C, including English and maths. It was one of the worst results in the country. I remember when half our secondary schools and a number of primary schools were in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (30 Jan 2017)

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the pass rate among students aged 17 years and over who achieved grade A* to C in GCSE (a) mathematics and (b) English in 2015-16.

UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2017)

Baroness Coussins: ...;who have spent a year abroad on the Erasmus programme have an unemployment rate 23% lower than others. In summary, we need to reverse the decline in language skills in the UK. A reasonable start has been made at GCSE level, but A-levels are in sharp decline and the number of languages graduates has fallen by 57% in 10 years. For the sake of our economic health and competitiveness, we need...

Important Public Services (Border Security) Regulations 2017 - Motions to Approve (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Monks: ...are extraordinarily tough, unprecedented in their application compared to other organisations and very difficult for unions to carry through in a way that will not leave them open to legal challenge. For example, a GCSE teacher is covered in a different way from a teacher of A-levels. In my experience, teachers often teach both. I am not arguing for widening it, I am saying that there will...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband: Newry and Armagh (24 Jan 2017)

Cathal Boylan: ...experiences to most Members in the Chamber. I will read out this letter to one of my colleagues: "Dear Mr Brady, I hope you can help me. I am 15 years old, fourth year, and I have started to prepare for my GCSE exams." This is 14 or 15 months ago, so the young lad is now 16 years of age: "I need access to BT fibre-optic Internet to keep up with my studies, but BT refuses to connect my...

Public Bill Committee: National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]: National Citizen Service Trust (24 Jan 2017)

Rob Wilson: ...not proactively recruit participants who are over 17. Part of the strength of NCS is that it brings people together to share a common experience at a distinct point in time, at a formative stage of their life—in this case, post GCSE—but not every 16 or 17-year-old will be able to participate. For example, it may be more appropriate for a young person who has a disability to...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Lucas: get some very useful data on which students can judge in their own terms the quality of a university. Secondly, let these things be criterion-referenced. We have a real problem at the moment in GCSE—we are saying that every child should get English and Maths, but we are making that impossible, because we make these exams harder as students do better. About 30% are required to...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...Department for Exiting the EU. We are certain that it is constantly aware of DCMS’s priorities, reflected at all levels. We make sure that we are in touch with the creative industry sector by way of round tables, some of which are coming up at the end of this month. There was talk, rightly, about education, the GCSE figures and arts funding. We absolutely agree on the importance of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Gcse (19 Jan 2017)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department has spent on advertising the change to numerical grading for GCSE exams.

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

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England in receipt of free school meals studied music at GCSE in each of the last six years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE (19 Jan 2017)

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students in England studied art at GCSE level in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: GCSE: Disadvantaged (17 Jan 2017)

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) proportion and (b) number of children eligible for free school meals who achieved five A to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics in each of the last three years attended a (i) maintained and (ii) grammar school.

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