Policy Submissions

S989 - Completing GCSE and A level reform


Completing GCSE, AS and A level reform: IET comments to Ofqual.

Abstract The Institution of Engineering and Technology has responded to a consultation issued by Ofqual on completing GCSE, AS and A level reform. The IET recommends that the Manufacturing, Electronics and Engineering qualifications be reformed rather than removed. It is unclear whether the low numbers of students studying these subjects are due to a lack of opportunity to do so or students’ choice. The UK has a shortage of engineers and the removal of these subjects sends the wrong message about their importance to the UK’s economy.

Submission Details Submitted on 30 July 2014 to Ofqual

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Keywords and Search Terms GCSE, Education, AS, A Level, Electronics, Manufacturing, Engineering, Ofqual