Monthly Archives: March 2014

bksb Tour 2014: Functional Skills or GCSE – How About an eLearning Solution for Both?

By | 2014-03-26T11:06:50+00:00 2014|Categories: Annual bksb Tour, Archive, News|

Throughout May and June, the bksb team will once again be touring the country, offering information, advice and guidance to educational practitioners. Every single one of our 18 sessions will be completely free to attend, so why not book your place now? We’ve come to love these sessions, and we hope you will too! The focus [...]

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Functional Skills a ‘Stepping Stone’: Surprising Decision?

By | 2014-03-25T11:07:08+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

With the amount of data that has been published in the past few months relating to the levels of English and maths in Great Britain, many educational practitioners seem disgruntled with the government’s decision to label Functional Skills qualifications as a ‘stepping stone’ and the announcement that GCSEs will replace them in the apprenticeship framework from [...]

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Add ‘Flexibility and Functionality’ to GCSEs

By | 2014-03-24T11:08:55+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

English and maths GCSEs need more flexibility and functionality according to the head of careers guidance at Ofsted. Karen Adriaanse made the comments during the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee’s second session on adult literacy and numeracy. Adriaanse stated that she thought it was a positive thing that the government had begun [...]

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Chinese Teachers to Raise Standards of Maths in England

By | 2014-03-12T11:10:55+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

As many as 60 teachers from Shanghai will be brought to England in order to raise standards of maths, the Department for Education has announced. The teachers will head up 30 centres of excellence where they will deliver maths masterclasses. According to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Pisa tests, the city of Shanghai [...]

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The Skills Conference 2014 – Biggest and Best Yet

By | 2014-03-07T11:11:44+00:00 2014|Categories: Archive, News|

On Tuesday (4 March) up to 350 delegates attended The Skills Conference 2014 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The event was hosted by bksb, the UK’s most popular online Functional Skills solution, for the sixth time, and brought together some of the country’s most influential education professionals, and leading authorities and experts in [...]

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