Youth Unemployment Committee takes evidence on schools, further education and assessment
The Youth Unemployment Committee is holding two evidence sessions on education and assessment. In the first session, the Committee hears from expert researchers and schools representatives. The second session focuses on further education. These sessions form part of the Committee’s ongoing inquiry into youth unemployment, education and skills.
Themes for discussion
- Key barriers in delivering a secondary education that equips young people for the future.
- Whether the national curriculum works for young people studying today.
- The purpose of examinations and other assessment at ages 16 and 18.
- Whether options for young people in further education are clear and easy to understand.
- The role of colleges in the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.
- The attributes and skills needed by employers and how FE can ensure the development of those skills needed in the future.