Ofsted says Diploma is too complicated

29th October 2010 at 01:00

Labour's flagship Diploma courses are too complicated, with many schools and colleges failing to properly teach the required English and maths skills, inspectors warned today. Ofsted's assessment of the second year of the qualifications found that just over a third of students who started one of the courses in 2008 had gained a Diploma two years later. It also revealed gender stereotypes, with girls more likely to take hair and beauty and boys more likely to study engineering.

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