We know this has been a particularly difficult and stressful time for you and your students. We understand parents, teachers and students will want to know more about the announcement by Ofqual at 4pm this afternoon which confirmed their decision to award A Level, GCSE, Extended Project Qualification and Advanced Extension Award in maths grades on the basis of the Centre Assessment Grades submitted. Our teams are working around the clock with the Department for Education and Ofqual to ensure that we are able to issue any revised grades to students as soon as possible. We will work as quickly as we can, and our priority is to ensure that students are able to progress on to the next steps in their education and careers.read more
Leading explorers, creatives, campaigners and entrepreneurs are joining forces with learning company Pearson to inspire and recognise the young pioneers who are striving to make a positive difference in the world as part of a new awards initiative.read more
During these extraordinary times, many teachers, learners and families have been feeling uncertain and anxious about the closure of schools and the cancellation of exams this summer. We know this has been extremely unsettling, and it remains our overwhelming priority to support you throughout this unprecedented situation.read more
Further reform needed to boost UK competitiveness and ensure young people and adults are set up to succeed in the future world of work
- Further reform to the UK skills system could unlock an annual £22 billion competitiveness dividend
- The economic case for action on skills is clear: Brexit uncertainty, technological disruption, and a slump in productivity worse than any other G7 nation are hampering the UK’s competitiveness and putting the career prospects of young people and adult workers at risk
- Immediate focus should be on ensuring the right provision and flexible pathways are available, creating opportunities which enable lifelong learning, and supporting these efforts through refined investment in education.