Halfon Calls for GCSEs to be Scrapped

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Former skills minister and current chair of the Education Select Committee, Rob Halfon MP, has called for GCSEs to be scrapped. This article by Alice Barnard, Chief Executive of The Edge Foundation looks at whether the new GCSE gradings are understood by employers and whether GCSEs have any relationship to employability skills, arguing that ‘a GCSE in maths does not necessarily make you numerate’.