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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1099: tabled on 29 November 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by the speed of change that has taken place in the qualifications system in recent years; welcomes the recent report from Cambridge Assessment on examination standards which looks into this issue; notes the report's conclusion that the frequency and scope of change in qualifications needs to be reduced; further notes the report's recommendation that any changes in the content of qualifications should be driven by user and subject communities; believes that qualifications should be owned primarily through partnerships between schools, higher education, employers and awarding bodies; calls fora public debate about what qualifications are for; and further calls on the Government to act on the recommendations of the report.