Marshalled List of Amendments - 01 October 2012

27 September 2012

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 4:  Order Paper 88/11-15 – 1 October 2012 

Motion: GCSE Changes

That this Assembly notes the decision by the Secretary of State for Education to replace the GCSE with the English Baccalaureate Certificate; is concerned about the possible implications of this for students in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Minister of Education to work with his English and Welsh counterparts to ensure that students from Northern Ireland are not disadvantaged by these changes.

[Mr M Storey]
[Miss M McIlveen]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out ‘English and Welsh counterparts’ and insert:

‘counterparts across these isles’

[Mr C Hazzard]
[Ms M Boyle]
[Mr P Sheehan]

Amendment 2

Proposed: At end insert:

‘; and further calls on the Minister to consider using this as an opportunity to fundamentally review the effectiveness of GCSEs in Northern Ireland and their ability to improve literacy and numeracy and tackle educational inequality.’

[Mr D Kinahan]
[Mrs J Dobson]

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