We want as many pupils as possible to leave primary school with the English and maths skills they need to meet their potential in secondary school. That’s why we use national curriculum tests – commonly known as SATs - to …
This post was edited on 10 November to reflect the decision to cancel exams in Wales next year. On Monday 12 October we confirmed that exams will go ahead next year and most AS/A level and GCSE exams will be …
Numbers play a big part in our lives from shopping, managing your money, and even cooking. The government fully funds maths courses up to GCSE to enable people to get the maths skills they need. But it’s never too later to improve your skills.
Our school sixth forms and colleges have a vital role to play in making sure people have the skills they need to get on in life. That is why we have protected the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds until 2020. We continue to allocate further funding for specific needs such as an extra £500m for providers to support disadvantaged students.
The Education Secretary recognises that the lead up to GCSEs and A-levels can be a stressful period for pupils, but also notes the importance for young people in being able to deal with the challenges they’ll face in life, including developing the resilience and coping mechanisms to deal with challenging experiences such as exams.
In response to calls for SATs to be discontinued, the Education Secretary Damian Hinds wrote an op-ed for the Sunday Telegraph on 21 April, setting out the importance of primary school assessments to ensure that children are developing and progressing in education.
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