Presentation on theme: "Making maths and English work for all Miranda Pye – Director www.pyetait.com/jointheconvo."— Presentation transcript:
Making maths and English work for all Miranda Pye – Director www.pyetait.com/jointheconvo
Objective Rationale: GCSE is a recognised brand. As many young people as possible - the chance to take and achieve GCSE maths and English, at grade C or above, at 16 or shortly thereafter. Re-taking GCSEs is not appropriate for everyone. Alternative routes are needed.
Objective Driver: Adults (working age) in England functioning at below Grade C GCSE (adult numeracy) : 2003 - 74% 2011 - 78% UK is mediocre in comparison with other countries (OECD survey) 16-24 age group - UK came 21st out of 24 industrialised countries.
Key questions (1) 1.Is re-sitting maths and/or English GCSEs the best way to boost skills to a level equivalent to A*-C? 2.What are the alternatives to re-taking GCSE maths and/or English? 3.Do non-GCSE maths and English qualifications help people meet employers’ maths and English skills needs? Are non- GCSEs an effective way to accredit maths and English skills?
Key questions (2) 1.Do Functional Skills cover the skills that employers are looking for? 2.What are the strengths and weaknesses of Functional Skills qualifications? 3.Is there a need for a NEW qualification designed to help people boost their maths and/or English skills? How would this be structured and assessed? 4.Are qualifications the only way to boost maths and/or English skills to a level equivalent to GCSE A*-C?
Key question What changes would you like to see from the national review of maths and English?