Tag Archive: A levels

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in October 2012

October 2012

To download the report please click here Main talking points October is traditionally a heavy month for policy announcements and Oct 2012 has been no different with some significant Conference speeches and some hefty Reports. Three Reports, all listed here, perhaps best capture where interest is at its sharpest. For schools, the Education Committee Report…

Policy Watch – Consulting on A levels

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Introduction The consultation on A levels launched by Ofqual this week is all about promoting confidence in a qualification that is taken annually by nearly a quarter of a million students and which holds an unrivalled position in the qualification system. The need to ‘command confidence’ was the phrase used by Michael Gove in his…

Pocket Watch – Developing the qualification system

Qualifications

Introduction Ofqual’s new Corporate Plan published last week points to some important developments being lined up for the qualification system. Chief among these are some changes to GCSEs and A levels but also to the regulatory system and the market generally. Further developments may follow pending the outcomes of the Select Committee Inquiry, the National…

Policy Tracker – August 2011

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Policy Tracker – ‘Keeping track of what happened in the world of education for August 2011’. Main talking points A month of heightened tension for many with riots on the streets, continuing worries about the economy and high emotion as A level and GCSE results are released. On the first of these, significant speeches by…