There have been significant changes to the scoring of GCSEs and as far as I’m concerned, this decision is completely bonkers.
There has been a growing sentiment among UK bosses that young Brits are not ready for the corporate world – and education may be partly to blame. Exam board AQA plans to nip that perception in the bud by transforming its business GCSE.
This year’s GCSE results day highlighted the fact that we may have won a battle in the struggle for more apprenticeships, but there’s still a long way to go before we win the war.
No surprise the skills-gap is widening: graduates fail in the basic skills needed to hit the working-ground running.
Lawrence Jones, founder of Â£16m-turnover UKFast, says exams are not the “be all and end all” in business. He tells students to relax, it will all be fine.