Find out more about the government’s response to the Wolf report (2011) and which recommendations will become policy for 14-19 learners.
In his response, Michael Gove hailed vocational learning as an “essential part of a broad curriculum”, and delivered three key themes:
- Vocational learning in the school curriculum: top quality vocational qualifications will play a role in school performance measures.
- English and maths: an ongoing commitment to support learners up to 18 in achieving English and maths GCSEs or other appropriate qualifications.
- Apprenticeships: consultation to simplify the framework to ensure more effective delivery.
For more information or to read the full response, see the Wolf recommendations progress report.
The DfE has published a list of non-GCSE qualifications that will count in headline measures in performance tables, and will continue to do so each year. See the lists for 2014 headline measures and 2015 headline measures.