FE Week reports that DfE will scrap forced resits for GCSE English and maths

FE Week reports that DfE will scrap forced resits for GCSE English and maths

This week’s most read story is an exclusive from FEWeek that the DfE will scrap the current policy to force some students to resit GCSEs – so all students can study functional skills.

This was the case before 2015 but after much criticism of the policy from all sectors of the post-16 sector, FEWeek reports that funding guidance for 2017/18, due for publication shortly will not have the GCSE re-sit requirement as a condition of funding.

The expected change comes at a time when GCSEs are changing to new numerical grades of 9-1, and after DfE announced another u-turn on the requirements for early years educator apprenticeships – from April, Functional Skills level 2 will be acceptable for maths and English on the EYE level 3 course.

The news has been welcomed by all. Full details are in the article here.

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