• GCSE resits 2018: maths results are down but English is up

    Less than a quarter of the older students resitting their maths GCSEs in England achieved at least a grade 4 this year – a fall of almost three per cent from last year. The picture for English in England is better, though: 33 per cent of those aged 17 or above taking the exam this

    9.30 Aug. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • Smith review calls for rethink on GCSE maths resit policy

    The government’s controversial policy on post-16 GCSE resits should be rethought, according to the author of a new government-commissioned review out today. However, Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s plea was quickly rejected by the Department for Education. Prof Smith made the recommendation in his long-awaited review of post-16 mathematics, first announced in the March 2016 budget,

    12.23 Jul. 20th, 2017 | News

  • Breaking: Ofsted annual report says GCSE English and maths resit policy is failing

    Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw has said the GCSE English and maths resit policy is not working as the government hoped. He raised the issue in his fifth and final annual report as Ofsted chief inspector, published this morning. “While the policy’s intention to improve literacy and numeracy levels is well intentioned, the implementation of

    10.00 Dec. 1st, 2016 | News