Tag: GCSE

The Gordonstoun GCSE boot camp for teenagers struggling with revision

The Gordonstoun GCSE boot camp for teenagers struggling with revision

A private school, which Prince Charles himself attended, is offering a GCSE boot camp for teenagers who are struggling to revise and are becoming stressed about upcoming exams. This week-long boot camp offered by the private school is hoping to attract students and help prepare them for their exams. This is through a combination of … Continue reading The Gordonstoun GCSE boot camp for teenagers struggling with revision

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Robert Halfon, the chair of the commons education select committee, is going to explain his vision for the future of further education and social justice this morning. What is social justice? GOV.UK has explained that social justice is how we can help people who may be disadvantaged turn their lives around. This is also about … Continue reading Committee chair recommendations for further education and social justice

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

It has been reported by the BBC that Computer Science GCSE is on the decline, with only 46% of schools offering it at GCSE. How is this going to affect the future? As students are beginning to think about the future and which GCSE’s they should take, having a decline in schools offering this subject could affect … Continue reading Computer Science GCSE On The Decline

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

What Is an Apprenticeship? You have been looking at university or A level courses and they seem that they don’t suit you. An alternative route that you could choose is an Apprenticeship - but how do you actually apply? Apprenticeships are training schemes that allow you to learn and become qualified on-the-job, while earning real pay. This … Continue reading Apprenticeships – How Do I Apply?

GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

The first set of students have completed the newly reformed GCSEs. However, the results reveal that there has been an unfortunate number of schools who are missing out. There have been reports from The Guardian, Education Executive and Academicis stating that around 370 schools out of 3,000 are due to fall below the standards set … Continue reading GCSE Shake – Up Leaves Many Schools Missing National Progress Targets

Progress 8 provisional results are published this week – but what is Progress 8?

Progress 8 provisional results are published this week – but what is Progress 8?

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?