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GCSE English and maths in further education

17 November 2016

Sean Vernell from UCU's further education committee looks at the government's plans to make it compulsory for every 16-18-year-old in England to reach at least grade C in GCSE.

Sean argies that there are a number of reasons why the government resit programme will not achieve its desired aim of raising the English and Maths attainment of 16-18 year olds. Compulsion lies at the heart of the reason why the resit policy won't work.

GCSE English and maths in further education, Nov 16 [58kb]

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