Education & Arts

  • Education & Arts

    Shaping education policies which value excellence and are relevant for the 21st Century student.

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  • Crossing the Line

    Secondary schools should cover the costs of some or all their students who fail to get a C in GCSE English or maths and end up transferring from the school to a Further Education (FE) College to take their resits.

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    GCSE English and Maths resits
  • What does the Summer Budget mean for Higher Education?

    Universities continue to defy political gravity, argues Policy Exchange Head of Education Jonathan Simons, with a financially generous Summer Budget.

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    The Summer Budget and Higher Education
  • A Rising Tide

    Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

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    Free Schools
  • Education Manifesto

    The Education Manifesto offers a suite of education policy proposals, including ideas on compulsory maths for all 16-18 year olds, a student debt forgiveness scheme for teachers in state schools, incentives to attract teachers to work and stay in regions and a publicly funded retraining scheme linked to growth sectors in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

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    Education Manifesto

Latest Education & Arts In the news

  • 25 August 2015 | Natasha Porter discusses Crossing the Line on the Today programme

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, appears on the Today programme to discuss Crossing the Line and its calls to charge schools a 'resit levy' for some students that do not attain a C-grade in GSCE English or maths.

  • 25 August 2015 | Natasha Porter discusses Crossing the Line on Victoria Derbyshire

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses Crossing the Line on Victoria Derbyshire. The report calls for schools to pay a 'resit levy' for students not achieving a C-grade GCSE in English or Maths, and for this money to be passed on to Further Education colleges where the majority of the required resits for these subjects are held.

Latest Education & Arts Publications

Latest Education & Arts Blogs

  • 26 August 2015 | Schools should be fined if pupils don’t make the grade

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses proposals from her new report Crossing the Line for schools to pay a 'resit levy' to Further Education Colleges for pupils who are do not attain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths.

       

       

  • 25 August 2015 | Schools should help colleges fund remedial English and maths

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, writes about how schools should have to pay a 'resit levy' for every pupil that fails to gain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths, first discussed in her new report Crossing the Line.

Latest Education & Arts Event

  • 11 June 2015 | Nick Gibb MP - Knowledge is Power: The Social Justice Case for an Academic Curriculum

    • Policy Exchange are delighted to host Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, who will deliver a speech on the importance of academic subjects to delivering a fairer, more socially mobile society. The speech will set out the Government’s plans to build on previous reforms in the last Parliament, including the Conservative Manifesto commitment requiring all secondary school pupils to take GCSEs in EBacc subjects.

  • 26 March 2015 | Alan Milburn: Education’s role in promoting social mobility – a focus for the next five years and beyond

    • Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, will deliver a keynote speech on the topic of education and social mobility. The speech will examine what actions the next government will need to take to ensure that education, especially technical and vocational education, can play in maximising opportunities for social mobility.