Following the release of the initial Lists of Applied General and Tech Level qualifications in January 2016, we've published revised specifications for the new BTEC Nationals (2016).read more
Find out about this year's Jamie Oliver's Home Cooking Skills competition, with prizes including a meal at your nearest Jamie's Italian restaurant.read more
The Department for Education has published its list of Technical Certificates approved for teaching for 2018 16-19 performance tables from September 2016.read more
Today (6 November 2015), Pearson publishes annual data for nearly a million (974,000) Level 2 (First) and Level 3 (National) BTEC qualifications taken in the last academic year.read more
From September, A level Economics students will be required to learn about the global financial crisis for the first time.
They will learn about:
- factors that contributed to the crisis (including moral hazard, speculation and market bubbles)
- the role of banking regulation
- monetary and fiscal policy instruments, including quantitative easing
- policy responses to the crisis, comparing and contrasting these with policy responses to the Great Depression of 1929.
Students of Pearson's Edexcel syllabus will also study the use of 'national wellbeing' and 'national happiness' as measures of economic growth for the first time. They will compare and contrast these measures of economic performance with more traditional methods, exploring the limitations of both in comparing living standards between countries and over time.read more