Articles tagged with qualifications
Quality over qualification
“It is not the education that makes a fine Constable it is the PERSON wearing the uniform. The natural characteristics of the man or woman will determine whether or not they can stick it within the world of Policing. Nothing more. Nothing less.” CanisLupusPC looks at the current debate on standards and qualifications of Police Officers.
Two hundred and eighty six thousand, five hundred and thirty four
“Two hundred and eighty six thousand, five hundred and thirty four. It’s a big number. It’s way too big. It needs to be reduced. Quickly.” Mike Cameron argues that the number of young people who fail to get a grade C in GCSE maths needs to be reduced - and suggests how it can be done.
A Diploma by any other name would smell as sweet
We now have some more details of the new Tech Bacc. It will be introduced for courses beginning in September 2014, with first inclusion in performance tables in Jan 2017. I thought a useful comparison here would be with the diploma, so lets have a look: Tech Bacc Diploma A level 3 vocational qualification – only […]
Is this an education?
“What should they do, when they realise that their education is limited?” Tessa Matthews challenges an education system that allows young people to receive a narrow education - and which subsequently narrows their educational and career opportunities.
14 things Stephen Twigg could do
Originally posted on Labour Teachers Tony Blair has laid down a challenge for Labour to avoid being a party of protest and show ourselves as an alternative government. Below, Michael has sensibly asked for Labour-led discussion about education policy. In that spirit, I offer the following suggestions in no particular order for Labour education policy […]
Questions that should be asked at the Education Select Committee about KS4 reforms
Tomorrow Michael Gove is in front of the Education Select Committee regarding the proposed reforms at KS4. If I were in the room, this is what I would like to know: Are the changes really justified on the grounds of this summer’s fiasco? 1. You have argued that problems with the GCSE in the summer […]