Education in the media: 17 July 2017 | Media Officer

Today’s news review looks at our reforms to GCSEs and the teaching of water safety in schools. 

The department has made a range of reforms to GCSEs in order to make them more rigorous, more relevant to further study and the world of work and to ensure that more pupils are studying those GCSEs that employers desire.

Among those changes are a new grading system, which will see pupils awarded a grade from 1 to 9 to better recognise the achievements of high performing students and distinguish the new, more challenging GCSEs clearly from predecessor qualifications.  On Sunday, 16…

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