Skills Minister Recognises GCSE Retake Issue

Post-school maths and English courses should offer “something very different” to the GCSE courses taught in schools to avoid creating a “brick wall” blocking young people’s progress, according to the apprenticeships and skills minister, Anne Milton. She told the TES the government is looking at functional skills as an alternative to English and maths GCSEs.

In a separate TES article Mark Dawe, AELP CEO set out the case for scrapping the GCSE resit policy.