AoC says new maths requirements will see 40,000 learners move to Further Education

04 08.14

Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, Martin Doel, has criticised the Government’s announcement that from August 2015 it will become a funding condition that full time learner with a grade D or below in their English or Maths GCSE will have to continue to study that subject as part of their 16-19 learning. The reforms were expected in 2017, and Doel expressed concerns about whether colleges were ready to deal with increased pupil numbers after a government document revealed that 40,000 learners would need to continue to study GCSE English and 26,000 would need to study maths.