December

Education Reform

All the latest information on qualification reform can be found via our website, in the ‘Education Reform’ section.


Statistics and Data

FE data library: apprenticeships
Skills Funding Agency; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Data on apprenticeships, including breakdowns by starts, achievements, sector, geography, gender, age and others.


FE data library: education and training
Department for Education; Skills Funding Agency

Information on education and training participation and achievements, broken down into a number of reports including sector subject areas, participation by gender, age, ethnicity, disability participation.


FE data library: equality and diversity
Department for Education; Skills Funding Agency

Participation and success rates of apprentices and adult learners by ethnicity, gender, disabilities and age.


Further education and skills: November 2016
Department for Education; Skills Funding Agency

Statistics about learner participation, outcomes and highest qualification held in further education and skills.


GCSE and Level 1/Level 2 Certificates entries in England: November 2016
Ofqual

The number of entries by subject for GCSE and Level 1/Level 2 certificates (also known as IGCSE) in November 2016.


Graduate outcomes, by degree subject and university
Department for Education

Employment and earnings of higher education graduates broken down by graduate characteristic, subject studied and university attended.



Research and Analysis


PISA 2015: national report for England
Department for Education

England’s results in PISA 2015, including an international comparison of the science, maths and reading performance of 15-year-old pupils.



Guidance


16 to 18 minimum standards for 2016
Education Funding Agency

Information on the minimum standard measure applied to all schools and colleges for 16- to 18-year-olds.


Apprenticeship standards: changes to the process for approvals
Skills Funding Agency; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

A description of the changes to the process for approving employer groups to develop new apprenticeships standards.


Early years national funding formula: allocations and guidance
Department for Education; Education Funding Agency

How much funding local authorities will get for the financial year 2017 to 2018, and guidance to help them implement the funding changes.


Multi-academy trusts: establishing and developing your trust
Department for Education

Good practice guidance for academy trusts, including those establishing new trusts and existing trusts planning to grow.



Consultation


Open: AS and A level subject content for modern foreign languages with smaller cohorts
Department for Education

Views on AS and A level subject content covering the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, modern Hebrew, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish and Urdu. New qualifications based on this content will be first taught in Autumn 2018.


Closed: Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-form sector
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Department for Education

Consultation on proposals for setting up an insolvency regime for further education institutions and sixth-form colleges.


Closed: Schools national funding formula
Department for Education

Consultation on a national funding formula for schools, and the government’s response outlining the next steps.


Closed: Schools that work for everyone
Department for Education