Pisa 2016: Collaborative response required to improve results

6 December 2016

CollegesWales, the education and training charity has called for a renewed, focused and a collaborative approach to raising standards in Key Stage Four education, following today’s Pisa results.

Figures published today show that Wales continues to underperform and remains stubbornly behind other UK nations.

Chief Executive of ColegauCymru / CollegesWales, Iestyn Davies, said: “The PISA results are disappointing, but they are not a surprise. We support the plans put in place to address historic under-performance. We must however recognise that education is changing and that as a nation we must transform our offer if we are to compete on an international level.

“The provisions set out by the Donaldson Review, aimed at transforming educational achievement will not be implemented overnight, and in the meantime we must look to a collaborative approach including Wales’ FE Colleges order to provide 14-16 as well as those entering vocational training with better skills.”

ColegauCymru / CollegesWales and FEIs are looking forward to working with Welsh Government and other stakeholders in partnership to improve these results.