There have been significant changes to the scoring of GCSEs and as far as I’m concerned, this decision is completely bonkers.
Last week thousands of students were on tenterhooks waiting for the results that would define their last two years of studying A-Levels. But while universities are vocal, what role are businesses playing in this process?
Thursday 17 August will see numerous Brits get their A-level results, and entrepreneurs and researchers alike are making it known that those with poor grades have nothing to fear in terms of finding work.
The digital nature of the UK’s economy now means that companies need to upskill current workers, but critically for long-term prosperity and on-going market relevancy, they need to be hiring an appropriately skilled new generation too.
In a bid to address skills gaps in business, engineering and IT sectors, exam board AQA has launched a new Tech-level qualification to support young people moving into further education.
This period of economic recovery has brought with it much to be proud of, but I found myself banging my head against the wall when I saw that university numbers have swollen.
Despite a record number of successful A Level results and graduate placements, there is still an absolute record ruddy skill shortage in this country – which is holding great companies back. Crazy isn’t it – and it isn’t just the government that isn’t listening.