Tag: Diplomas

‘Academic’ Diplomas axed

The Government has scrapped 'academic' Diplomas in humanities, languages and science.  Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, announced the move on Monday, saying that this would mean instant savings of around £1.77 million. He said: "It’s not for Government to decide which qualifications pupils should take, or to force the development of new qualifications, which is … Continue reading ‘Academic’ Diplomas axed

Delivering Diplomas Conference

I went to the 5th National Delivering Diplomas conference at Aston University last week.  It was a shame that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for 14-19 Reform, Iain Wright MP, had to cancel his attendance at the last minute.  However, his place was very ably taken by students from Hanham High School who answered … Continue reading Delivering Diplomas Conference