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Gavin Williamson's speech at the AoC's FE Summit 2020

Gavin Williamson (@GavinWilliamson) gave an address the Association of Colleges (@AoC_info) FE Summit 2020, which was a two-day virtual conference for FE College leaders. This was a virtual conference in response to Covid-19 and Lockdown 2.0 and was instead of the usual annual pilgrimage by the FE Sector makes to the ICC in Birmingham for the usual annual Association of Colleges conference.

“GCSEs and A levels are a matter of life chances” – why it is important that exams take place next year

The importance of exams taking place next summer  Telegraph Columnist Charles Moore says that abandoning exams in favour of teacher assessments next year would be a risky step and echoes the words of Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman who raised concerns that without exams many older students “simply won’t return to schools” for the rest of the academic year if there is no exam to work towards.

Question and answers: SAGE papers on Covid 19 transmissions in schools


The end of predicted grades? New system could see university places offered and awarded on grades rather than predictions

Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson announces plan to review university admissions system #PQA  Government plans for post-qualification university admissions - Consultation will consider how a new, fairer system could increase opportunities and accelerate social mobility in higher education.

New board members of the Skills and Productivity Board confirmed

Today (13 Nov), @EducationGovUK have announced six new board members for the Skills and Productivity Board (SPB).


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