Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications

Report and Government Response published

The Education Committee has scrutinised the Government's plans for replacing GCSEs with new English Baccalaureate Certificates in some subjects. The Report concluded that the Government has not proved its case that GCSEs in the key academic subjects should be abolished and replaced with new English Baccalaureate Certificate exams, according to the Education Committee.


What's on

Date Business
04 November 2014
9:30 am
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Sex and Relationships Education in Schools
Witness(es): Dr Graham Ritchie, Principal Policy Advisor, Office of the Children's Commissioner, Sarah Carter, Trustee, Family Education Trust, Joe Hayman, Chief Executive, PSHE Association and Natasha Browne, Former Chair, Youth Select Committee on "A Curriculum for Life"; Crispin Drummond, Explore-Students Exploring Marriage, Michael Mercieca, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise, Dr Ann Hoskins, Deputy Director Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England and Michael O'Toole, Chief Executive, Mentor
Location: Room 6, Palace of Westminster
05 November 2014
9:30 am
Apprenticeships and traineeships for 16 to 19 year olds
Witness(es): Professor Paul Croll, Bulmershe Professor of Education, Institute of Education, University of Reading, Professor Alison Fuller, Pro-Director, Research and Development and Professor of Vocational Education and Work, Institute of Education, University of London, David Sims, Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research and David Massey, Senior Manager, UK Commission for Employment and Skills ; Kirstie Donnelly MBE, UK Managing Director, City and Guilds, Rob Wall, Head of Employment and Education Policy, Confederation of British Industry, Eileen Cavalier OBE, CEO, London College of Beauty Therapy and David Harbourne, Director of Policy and Research, The Edge Foundation
Location: Room 15, Palace of Westminster