Only the highest quality qualifications to be included in Performance Tables

DfE press notice -‘Equivalent’ qualifications to be slashed from more than 3,175 to just 125.  All qualifications will have the same value in the tables.

Guardian Education – Thousands of vocational qualifications to be stripped out of GCSE league tables.

Guardian Education – An end to qualifications that have no real value.  The vast number of approved GCSE or GCSE-equivalent qualifications has been reduced by 96% to just 125, and these fulfil tough criteria ensuring they lead to meaningful further study or employment, says Alison Wolf.

The Telegraph – Michael Gove: we must not limit young people academically.  The Education Secretary, Michael Gove defends his policy of downgrading vocational qualifications and cutting them from official school league tables, saying young people must be able to prove themselves academically.

The Independent – Government shake-up for vocational qualifications.

BBC News Education – Most GCSE equivalents axed from school league tables.

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