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Exam reform and more: education secretary Justine Greening Q&A: post your questions!

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    Why did I never get any SexEd?
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    (Original post by RuWill2001)
    Can I ask a question about equality? She is also Minister for Equalities
    Definitely - go for it.

    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    How will we combat the new reformed remarking system when many of us have experiences of marks changing drastically due to poor marking and stop this from occurring in the future?
    You need to improve your gaming strategies, now that Ofqual have decided not to improve the quality of marking, by bringing a system that makes it harder to challenge. The aim being able to say that the quality of marking is improving (as the number of re-marks fall due schools understanding the system is rigged against them).

    Doing A levels and GCSEs is nothing to do with education. If it occurs then it just a happy by-product. Window dressing is more important than fairness.

    (Original post by shooks)
    On 8 November, TSR has been invited to Westminster to film an interview with Justine Greening, secretary of state for education.

    In her role, Greening heads up the Department of Education, having the final say on policy covering every stage of the school system, colleges, universities, apprenticeships, A-level/GCSE reform and more.

    We're just going to need two things:

    - Some questions to ask
    - Someone to ask them

    And you can help with both.

    Post your questions for Justine Greening below - we're going to take all of them with us to the interview and will ask as many as we have time for.

    Plus, if you choose to post your question as a video clip, you'll go in the hat to join the TSR community team on the trip to Westminster. Not only that, you will get to host the interview, asking all the questions to the education secretary on camera.

    We'll judge all the videos submitted and choose one person to come along on the day.

    Wondering what to ask? Here are a few facts about Justine Greening to get you started:
    - She is the first education secretary to have attended a comprehensive secondary school.
    - She will oversee the first round of new GCSE grades, with grades A*-G set to be replaced by 9-1 in some subjects next summer.
    - She will also take on responsibility for reformed A-levels, with the first results for the new A-levels coming out next August.
    - As education secretary, she has the final say on school budget plans - at a time when more school places are required than ever before.
    - She has recently announced a £4.4m fund to tackle bullying in schools.
    - She is also minister for women and equalities and is believed to be the first openly LGBT person to hold the role.
    - She was an accountant before becoming a politician, working for several big firms including PwC and GlaxoSmithKline.
    - She studied economics at the University of Southampton.
    Did Michael Gove make her job now easier or harder?

    Has she listened to this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x20bz
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