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Universities increasingly take on new students with vocational qualifications instead of A-levels

Growing numbers of teenagers with top-class vocational qualifications are being recruited by UK universities while the number with A-levels dwindle, according to figures released today.









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A third of employers never check job applicants’ qualifications, survey finds

One in three employers admit they never bother to check candidates’ degree qualifications, according to a survey out today.



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A third of employers never check job applicants qualifications, survey finds

One in three employers admit they never bother to check candidates’ degree qualifications, according to a survey out today.









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Teachers warn of ‘incalculable damage’ from Michael Gove’s reforms to A-level and GCSE qualifications

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has been accused by head teachers of causing “incalculable damage” to the education system through his reform of A-level and GCSE qualifications, which scrap coursework.









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Teachers warn of ‘incalculable damage from Michael Gove’s reforms to A-level and GCSE qualifications

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has been accused by head teachers of causing “incalculable damage” to the education system through his reform of A-level and GCSE qualifications, which scrap coursework.









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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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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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