Date: 21 September 2012 at 02:17
The Department of Education says it’s considering all options regarding the UK Government’s decision to replace the GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate. The UK Secretary of State has announced the new course starts in 2015.
The Education Department says it’s examining closely the proposal contained in the announcement and in the public consultation document issued in England. The options to be considered include the adoption of the new qualifications as they become available, pursuing alternative qualifications like the international GCSEs, or even continuing with the current GCSEs if they remain a viable alternative.
The Government says the Gibraltar Teachers’ Association will be consulted during the process. The public consultation in England ends in December and further information will be available after then.