SGS College calls for rethink after a huge increase in students resitting GCSE exams

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's WISE campus in Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

As GCSE maths and English exams across the country get underway, SGS College in South Gloucestershire and Stroud is calling on the Government to rethink the literacy and numeracy qualifications required to ensure young people are equipped with the right skills for the workplace. SGS currently has 800 GCSE maths and English students resitting exams this June after not attaining […]

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GCSE results at South Glos schools show “slight drop” in benchmark figure

GCSE high-achievers at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Provisional figures for GCSE results in South Gloucestershire have now been collated, and the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics is 55 per cent. This is a slight drop compared to the 57 per cent achieved last year, however these results also reflect a national picture of great volatility following the changes to […]

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Early years education scheme off to a flying start in South Glos

A national scheme to extend free early years education to two-year-olds living in low-income households has got off to a flying start in South Gloucestershire. Some 479 children have had places provided by the council under the scheme, a take-up rate of 87 per cent of all eligible children. The government had originally allocated funding for 439 places in South […]

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Employers welcome plans for new engineering college

Local engineering companies are getting involved in shaping the curriculum of Bristol and South Gloucestershire’s new University Technical College (UTC), planned to open on a site in Stoke Gifford in September 2013. UTCs are a new concept in education, offering 14-19 year-olds a course of full time study that is very technically orientated. Employers are key to the success of […]

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