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Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009
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Implications of the 14 19 Reform 16th Dec 2009

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Implications of the UK 14-19 Educational Reform

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  • 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum David Webb 16 th December 2009 THE 14-19 REFORM
  • 2. The 14-19 Reform <ul><li>The reasons for reform </li></ul><ul><li>The key changes in the reform </li></ul><ul><li>An overview of each change and its implications </li></ul><ul><li>Implications for ICT Teachers </li></ul>
  • 3. Why Reform? <ul><li>Current weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low participation rates post 16 (UK ranked 25 th out of 29 developed countries)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low skill levels in numeracy, literacy and ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low status and quality of vocational courses and qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High assessment burden for learners and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A complex web of qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By making improvements we can hope to compete better in a changing world market </li></ul>
  • 4. What are the Key Changes? <ul><li>Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>The Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Updated GSCEs and A Levels </li></ul><ul><li>The Extended Project </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation Learning Tier </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Raising the participation age </li></ul>
  • 5. Functional Skills and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills <ul><li>The aim – to equip young people with the essential skills they need for life. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional skills: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Learning and Thinking Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team working, Independent Enquiry, Self-Management, </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Learning, Effective Participation, Creative Thinking </li></ul>
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  • 7. The Diploma <ul><li>A new qualification combining practical and theoretical achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects up-to-date requirements and teaches applied skills </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to keep their progression options open </li></ul>
  • 8. GCSEs, A Levels and the Extended Project <ul><li>Functional skills included into GCSEs </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework reviewed to reduce assessment burden </li></ul><ul><li>The Extended Project allows students to pursue an area of special interest </li></ul>
  • 9. The Foundation Learning Tier <ul><li>Created to enhance opportunities for young people working at entry level and level 1 (below GCSE grade A* to C)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is broken down into small manageable chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Personalised learning programmes to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal and social development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Apprenticeships <ul><li>The aim to have 1 in 5 young people to be able to take up an apprenticeship place by 2020. </li></ul><ul><li>New online vacancy matching service </li></ul><ul><li>Young apprenticeship places available for those still studying at Key Stage 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Offer an alternative route to higher education </li></ul>5
  • 11. The Participation Age <ul><li>Young people required to participate in education or training past 16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2013 – until they are 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2015 – until they are 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Young people can choose to stay in school, work based training or part-time education. </li></ul>
  • 12. Implications in ICT Teaching <ul><li>ICT is seen as a key area in the Functional Skills initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Students to study longer </li></ul><ul><li>New courses </li></ul><ul><li>Improved existing courses </li></ul>
  • 13. Summary <ul><li>Our young people will stay in learning and training longer </li></ul><ul><li>This will create a more educated population </li></ul><ul><li>More choices for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and employers will need to adapt to make the changes work </li></ul>
  • 14. References Thanks for listening Any questions? www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19 www.teachernet.gov.uk/publications www.actiononaccess.org

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