On Thursday 12th October, the Government will publish the provisional 2017 secondary Progress 8 ‘league tables’. Schools will be able to compare their provisional Progress 8 score, just in time for the secondary school application deadline, which falls at the end of this month. But what exactly is Progress 8, and how does it work? … Continue reading Progress 8 provisional results are published this week – but what is Progress 8?
Primary school pupils aged 7 to 11 have recently been asked to draw their dream jobs in the classroom. The children are given a sheet of paper and are asked to draw a picture of the job they might want to do in the future. This project is known as ‘Drawing the Future’ and it aims to explore children’s career aspirations.
Hello all! It’s Laura here, the Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID, and I have some very interesting news about school funding…..... I have recently read many news articles reporting that schools are not getting enough funding to give students the facilities that they need. As an adult who has recently finished college this year, I feel … Continue reading School Funding and Rebellious Head Teachers
The leaves are turning yellow and falling from the trees, and so that can only mean two things - the central heating needs to go on, and it must the political party conference season! I will be looking at the three main parties education pledges over the coming weeks. So let’s start with Labour As … Continue reading Conference Season – Labour’s Education Plans
Hello all! It's Laura the new apprentice here at CASCAID, and there is some interesting news that I would like to share about the arts subjects at GCSE. Recent news has reported that there has been a decline in the uptake of arts subjects – including art and design, drama and performing arts, music, dance … Continue reading GCSE Arts – the full picture
The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets targets to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion and to increase employment of the population aged 20-64 to 75%. Among those who are on the verge of poverty are also ex-offenders / ex-prisoners who face multiple problems: stigma, … Continue reading Ex-offenders on the job training
When I was at school, I was often told by my parents and other relatives that your school years will be the best years of your life. I do indeed have fond memories of primary school, even the not so pleasant moments bring back a few smiles. The best part of primary school for me … Continue reading Would children be better prepared for work if schools focus more on fun and engaging lessons?
Apprenticeship is very much a buzz word when it comes to world of employment and career guidance. We are constantly being informed and involved in discussions about how they constitute a wonderful new pathway into the world of work, and that the routinely fed conveyor belt into university will become less crowded than we have … Continue reading Apprenticeships – Still the poor relation?
Background and Introduction T Level is the handy title the media have given to the government’s new raft of post-16 vocational qualifications – set to be developed and phased in between 2020 and 2022. The government describes its plans as the ‘biggest overhaul of post-school education in 70 years’, and it will be funded by … Continue reading T Levels – What you need to know?
Here at CASCAID we are committed to continuously provide careers guidance to help support young people in identifying their future, education, training and career goals. Statistics from CASCAID’s most recent careers report identifies that STEM knowledge and skills are becoming increasingly important in order to pursue that dream career. To help young people on the … Continue reading If the modern economy requires scientific thinking and work placements enable informed study and career choices, how might we combine them to empower young people?