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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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