In this section you will find information about the educational opportunities available for 16- to 19-year-olds, including details of the different qualifications and learning options available, and directions on how to find further guidance.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb celebrates further moves to give schools and colleges more freedom from central government.
Press notice 24 June 2010
The Government announces that state schools can now offer iGCSEs in key subjects, and that phase-four Diplomas and the Rose Review will be scrapped.
Press notice 07 June 2010
Michael Gove writes to Kathleen Tattersall, Chair and Chief Regulator of Ofqual, to accept her resignation.
News 02 July 2010
A new minister is appointed to work with DfE and BIS.
News 22 July 2010
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove confirms that legislation will be introduced to close the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA).
News 27 May 2010
Download Stephen Meek's letter to the QCDA in which he outlines the policy functions of the organisation.
General article 14 January 2011
Download Nick Gibb and John Hayes' letter to Ofqual in which they set out their expectations of how Ofqual will carry out its responsibilities as regulator of the qualifications market.
General article 26 January 2011