Schools

Ofqual proposes stricter controls on BTECs that survive qualifications cull

Ofqual is consulting on stricter controls over alternatives to A Levels and T Levels, with BTECs and other qualifications...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
BTECs

Zahawi announces slowing-down of BTECs cull

Education secretary says he has 'decided to allow an extra year before our reform timetable is implemented'

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
BTECs

Ministers play down BTECs cull

They have gone as far as to blame the media for fuelling a belief there will be a binary...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Williamson slammed for ‘ignoring’ concerns about scrapping BTECs

Twelve education bodies have today slammed the education secretary for “ignoring” their concerns and ploughing ahead with plans to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Level 3 qualifications review: Reprieve for some BTECs

BTECs will survive the government’s bonfire of level 3 qualifications if they can demonstrate there is a “real need”...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE’s BTEC reforms will hit disadvantaged students hardest, sector warns

Government plans to remove funding for the majority of BTEC qualifications will hit the most disadvantaged young students the...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Minister hints at potential further delay to vocational results

Exam boards are set to work “through the weekend and into next week” to process vocational qualification results, a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Coronavirus: Schools will grade BTECs, says Ofqual

Schools will calculate pupils’ grades for the majority of BTECs and other vocational qualifications this year, but a full...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Pearson apologises after BTEC gaffe hits schools’ progress 8 scores

Ministers have vowed to amend schools’ progress 8 scores after it was discovered some were as much as 0.2...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker