GCSE English and maths in further education

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.

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.

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

Last updated: 17 November 2016