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Qualification reform and maths and English resits

Maths , GCSE , Functional Skills , English
Maths and English resits

The Commission on post-16 education that has been looking into the impact of the government’s qualification reform at Levels 2 & 3 has published its report, in which it urges the government to review the requirements for maths and English resits.

On  maths and English resits, the report recommends that the government should :

  • Review the policy of compulsory retakes and allow young people to move onto qualifications with suitable support.
  • Remove the need for an EHCP or formal diagnosis in order to access maths and English qualifications at a lower level and develop and monitor a route for colleges and schools to identify young people who should qualify for this support.
  • Work with employers to make English and maths an exit requirement, rather than entry requirement, particularly for apprenticeships, and provide resources and funding to enable young people to achieve that.

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