• English and maths GCSE resit policy helping tens of thousands

    The policy requiring students to continue studying English and maths if they fail the subjects at GCSEs at age 16 continues to bear fruit, as revealed in FE Week’s analysis of the government’s latest attainment figures. The controversial “condition of funding” policy, introduced in 2014, means that colleges must help students who narrowly failed to

    9.34 May. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • English and math GCSE resit policy is proving successful but remains misunderstood

    As we report this week, the latest DfE attainment figures reveal that since the introduction of the ‘condition of funding’ rule there has been a massive increase in those at first failing, but subsequently achieving English and maths GCSE by the time they are 19. In fact, calling it a massive increase is probably an

    10.35 May. 3rd, 2019 | Opinion

  • Decision to retain forced maths and English GCSE resits ‘extremely’ disappointing

    A government move to continue insisting on widespread GCSE maths and English resits – through the heavily criticised condition of funding rule – has left sector bosses “extremely disappointed”. All 16 to 18-year-old students with a near-pass (previously grade D, now grade three) GCSE in the subjects have since August 2015 had to continue studying

    12.35 Apr. 10th, 2017 | News

  • ‘Incredibly unfair’ funding quirk riles colleges

    Colleges have hit out at an “incredibly unfair” flaw in the notorious English and maths condition-of-funding rule – which makes it impossible to achieve 100 percent compliance, and could cost them funding. An Education Funding Agency rule states that any study-programme learners who don’t already have at least a C in English and maths must

    9.39 Dec. 9th, 2016 | News