The NUT is surveying members on the Government’s proposals to replace GCSEs with an English Bacc, to include English, Maths, history, geography, sciences and languages but exclude other subjects. Please do get together with colleagues to discuss the issues so that you can fill in one questionnaire from your school or college. They can be returned to the to the Union at Freepost RSCK-HCRC-HGYJ, National Union of Teachers, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
The new qualification will be based on external assessment only, and will offer those students who fail a statement of achievement, which will certainly seem less valuable to employers and colleges.
The NUT opposes the English Bacc and is promoting its own alternative to the Government’s proposals.
The NUT’s own 14-19 policy emphasises the importance of an integrated 14-19 system of education without academic or vocational divisions.
To view our joint policy with UCU click here