Wednesday, 29 March 2017
The U-turns in FE, what do they mean?
Some major changes are coming around within FE Maths in the near future. With the implementation of the new-spec GCSE, Maths and English staff rooms across FE have been daunted with the idea that students will struggle within the new specification, especially those who have never attempted it before.
There is a mass of students who are currently sitting current specification GCSE Maths, hoping that the majority get the result they need to achieve before the end of this academic year. With only around 30% of students every year in FE achieving a grade C by the end of their 1 year resit, there is speculation as to how FE will continue to provide for those learners who will be attempting the new specification within the next academic year. Some will say that the learners will need to adapt, however if we keep changing the goalposts, they will lose faith in education altogether. Isn't promoting lifelong learning what Further Education is all about?