Policy

Reforms to encourage more students to take up language GCSEs

Students will study reformed language GCSEs from 2024, following government changes to make the subjects more accessible and attractive for students, and boost take up by making it clearer what they need to know. Following a public consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed changes to French, German and Spanish …

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New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

Bright children from poorer backgrounds are far less likely to go to university or study A-levels that could get them into top universities than their wealthier counterparts – even if they live in the same neighbourhood and achieve similar results at GCSE. New research by the Social Mobility Commission has …

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