Functional Skills debacle

21 Apr 2009

 I have a piece in today's Education Guardian on the bizarre twists and turns over the introduction - and subsequent withdrawal - of the  requirement for all pupils to pass a functional skills test if they are to gain GCSEs in English, maths and ICT. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/apr/21/gcses-literacy-numeracy

 And, if you want to know more about how schools are teaching functional skills, please look out for a new programme in my series 'Need To Know' on Teachers TV. The programme is due to run soon. Look out for timings and down-loadable video on the Teachers TV website: 

http://www.teachers.tv/  

 

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