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  • Highlights of the week ending 10 September

    For many it has been back to school this week, including Members of Parliament. It’s been a busy few days in the Commons as we’ve had education questions to ministers which included several MPs questioning the fate of BTEC and Applied General qualifications, 2021 A level and GCSE grading, and plans for 2022 exams. Nick Gibb was joined by Ofqual to give evidence to the Education Select Committee on those last two points: summer results 2021 and arrangements for 2022.

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  • Highlights of the week ending 27 August

    Earlier this year the government set out its plans for skills development in its Skills for Jobs White Paper. This week has seen further moves on some of the key policies included within it.

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  • Highlights of week ending 23 July 2021

    The pre-recess buzz continued this week, with a variety of announcements and publications. Schools Minister Nick Gibb has been busy, telling MPs about the awarding of qualifications this year, and the plans for next summer. He also gave a speech to the SMF on raising school standards.

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