Improving Outcomes for GCSE Resit Students

As a country we would like all our future employees to be functionally numerate and literate. If you then so, it is imperative that we need to start thinking more about supporting everyone in becoming functionally numerate and that starts with ensuring ALL students have access to high quality instruction and qualifications that enable themContinue reading “Improving Outcomes for GCSE Resit Students”

We Need to Talk about Numeracy!!!

The current English system of setting GCSE grades using comparable outcomes, (GCSE grade distribution is pegged to what cohorts of similar ability achieved in the past), means that roughly a third of 16-year-olds year in, year out do not achieve a Grade 4 pass in English and Mathematics. Those young people who fall below thisContinue reading “We Need to Talk about Numeracy!!!”

Post-16 GCSE Maths, Fit for Purpose?

  In our brave new world of increasing numeracy rates of young people, our Government has decided on ‘increasing’ the demand of GCSE maths. This has seen a huge increase in students in Further Education having to study GCSE maths. But has this ‘higher demand’ seen an improvement in the standard of maths from post-16 students.Continue reading “Post-16 GCSE Maths, Fit for Purpose?”