Edge welcomes the interim report of the Skills Taskforce set up by Labour and chaired by Prof Chris Husbands of the Institute of Education 22nd May 2013
Edge submitted evidence to the Skills Taskforce in April, and
the interim report reflects many of the points we made.
In particular, the Taskforce is very critical of what they call
"the damaging divide" between vocational and academic education. As
they rightly say, we need to stop putting learning into two
different silos - instead, we need young people to have access to
the best of both.
Post-16 qualifications and performance measures: Edge response to government consultation 13th May 2013
Edge believes we should establish an over-arching school
graduation certificate for all young people, based on credits
achieved over the four years from Year 10 (age 14) to Year 13 (age