Education Secretary John Patten today set out plans for education in school sixth forms across the country. ...
Education Secretary John Patten today set out plans for education in school sixth forms across the country.
Speaking the day after the first nationwide publication of performance tables for school sixth forms, sixth form and FE colleges, Mr Patten told the Girls Schools Association in Stratford that he:Will shortly be publishing a new framework on proposals for school sixth forms; and Has asked the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) to investigate the remaining obstacles to the full success of AS examinations.
These moves follow Mr Patten's decisions to ask: The SCAA to devise a code of practice enhancing consistency of assessment in A levels and introducing 'starred A grades' to stretch the most able candidates; and The National Council for Vocational Qualifications to redouble their efforts to secure high quality in GNVQs.