17 September 2012
The UK Education Secretary, Michael Gove announced today, Monday 17th September 2012, reform of the education system in England for 14-16 year olds. Our parent organisation, Cambridge Assessment, which is a department of the University of Cambridge has commented:
Simon Lebus, Chief Executive for Cambridge Assessment said: "We welcome efforts at serious reform of the education system. What Michael Gove is suggesting is radical and we believe that our experience of developing and delivering educational assessment both in the UK and 160 countries worldwide can help to deliver these reforms."
Cambridge Assessment operates both the Cambridge International Examinations and Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations boards and has the largest research capability of its kind. That is what has enabled Cambridge Assessment to create so many innovative qualifications - such as Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge Pre-U, GCSE Computing and Cambridge Technicals - working closely with schools, Higher Education, governments and employers.
"We will study the proposals closely, play a full role in the consultation and prepare to deliver research-led, rigorous and fair qualifications," added Simon Lebus.Read the Department for Education's consultation on reforming Key Stage 4 qualifications.