School leaders’ union NAHT welcomes the broad direction of the consultation on the completion of the GCSE, AS and A level reform programme.
Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT said: “Ofqual has recognised that the reform process needs to strike a balance between rigour and pace. An extensive reform programme carries with it disruption. Ofqual is to be commended for its intention to minimalise this.
“Proposals for the future of specific subjects will no doubt cause heated debate. The chief criterion should be the rigour of the discipline, not the popularity, or otherwise, of the topic.
“NAHT’s main concern is that the new qualifications landscape should continue to offer schools the opportunity to plan a curriculum that provides breadth and balance and which engages all learners.”
Page Published: 04/06/2014