Should the Isle of Man follow England in education?



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Schools chiefs are to launch a consultation process in the spring about whether to follow the English education system after the introduction of new examinations and qualifications.

Proposals were this week announced in England relating to the reform of applied and vocational qualifications for 16- to 19-year-olds.

The new ‘Tech Levels’ and ‘Applied General’ qualifications will be on a par with A-levels and are intended for first teaching in September 2014.

They are part of a number of changes that have been introduced in England. The education systems in Northern Ireland and Wales have been devolved from Westminster, while Scotland’s has always been significantly different.

More on this story in Thursday’s Manx Independent.

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