qualifications

Give skills qualifications the prestige of A-level brand, urges head of CBI

Top-class vocational qualifications should be called A-levels so they have the prestige they need to rescue the UK from its chronic skills shortage, the head of the CBI urges today.


    




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Give skills qualifications the prestige of A-level brand, urges head of CBI

Top-class vocational qualifications should be called A-levels so they have the prestige they need to rescue the UK from its chronic skills shortage, the head of the CBI urges today.


    




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Ed Miliband to announce German-style vocational qualifications

A future Labour government would introduce a new Continental-style vocational qualification for students who don’t want to study A-levels at 16, Ed Miliband will announce today.




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Labour plans German-style vocational qualifications

A future Labour government would introduce a new Continental-style vocational qualification for students who don’t want to study A-levels at 16, Ed Miliband will announce today.




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Gove’s qualifications reform ‘houses built on sand’ unless exam marking failings are addressed say top independent schools

Michael Gove’s reforms to GCSEs and A-levels will amount to nothing more than “houses built on sand” if he fails to tackle the “shocking” failings in the way exams are marked and grades awarded, top independent schools have warned the Education Secretary.




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Qualifications need reform after GCSE grading crisis, says Michael Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove today said there are “lessons to be learned” from the GCSE English grading fiasco.




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VIDEO: Pupils need ‘world class qualifications’

Ministers are considering replacing GCSEs and stopping exam boards competing with each other on the basis of how easy their exams are.
BBC News – Education & Family

Qualifications shake-up proposed

The head of a review into Wales’ qualifications system says there needs to be a “significant” cut in the number of courses offered to teenagers, while questioning the future of GCSEs.
BBC News – Education & Family

AUDIO: ‘Bonfire’ of vocational qualifications

The Today programme’s Sanchia Berg reports from a further education college in Stockport as the government announces it’s to reduce the number of vocational subjects from GCSEs.
BBC News – Education & Family

Government shake-up for vocational qualifications

Just 70 vocational qualifications will count towards a school’s GCSE performance in league tables in future – a cut from more than 3,000 under the current system.




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