Implications for teaching_and_learning_of_the_changes to the 14 to 19 curriculum

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  • Introduce yourself!! Announced September 2007
  • Going to talk about What they are Why they are being made Learning Teaching Conclusion future
  • 18 by 2013
  • Multi choice, Essay, short answer Extended writing essential for university many undergraduates have no idea how to structure an essay as never required to write on at A level example From 6 to 4 returning to traditional? A* differentiate best results
  • You get a mix of class work and hands on experience usually 2 year course, whatever level you study Some time spent at another school or college in area life skills tackle real life situations
  • Stop copying and parents completing course work Not all the same stretch the pupils Transferable skills
  • When I left school many school leavers either went on to university of FE college or went into an Apprenticeship Large amount of engineering in my area at the time. David Robinson director Opportunities have reduced over time new apprenticeships now available not only historical but new leisure and tourism, retail etc
  • Explained Coaching the learners ‘OWN’ the plan so are more committed to completion rather than a plan being imposed. Making it ‘Real and relevant’
  • Apprenticeships already covered paid work with strong education bias Higher education University but also FE Colleges and other institutions Employment job with no training (normally some traing will be required but not a recognised qualification) Employment with training NVQ’s etc
  • CBI state that many school leavers are not fit for purpose and need educating in core subjects Gordon Brown when chancellor Ranked 24 th in world with only 70% of 17 year olds still in education behind most of Europe As said required in most if not all jobs
  • GCSE’s Diplomas Diplomas at all levels in same class??, functional Opportunities to maximise education for students who could fall through the cracks! More students class sizes!! 330,000 more pupils Negotiated plans!!
  • Self explained! Negotiating / Coaching ??????
  • Right mouthful !! But give the skills needed Give pupils more chances students to achieve a relevant qualification enhance employability in a practical environment not happen using traditional routes
  • Need I say more Budget: Education spending faces 25% cut 25 th June change of government in May What will happen who knows but thing will not say the same higher diplomas already delayed by a year Pre election tories not fans of higher Diplomas


  • 1. Implications for teaching and learning of the changes to the 14-19 curriculum
      • The Key Changes
      • Why changes Required
      • Implications for Learning
      • Implications for Teaching
      • Conclusion
      • Future?
      • To raise the minimum age that young people leave education or training
      • New qualifications e.g. Diplomas
      • Reformed A levels
      • New functional skills standards and qualifications
      • GCSEs
      • Expanded Apprenticeship opportunities
      • Foundation learning tier
      • Increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths
  • 4. A levels
      • A broad range of question types
      • A requirement for extended writing
      • Reduce number of module
      • A* grade
  • 5. Diplomas
      • Diplomas will cover 17 subjects
      • Offered at Foundation, Higher and Advanced
      • Advanced Diploma can lead on to university or into a career
  • 6. Functional Skills
      • Using English, maths and ICT in everyday situations
      • Needed by employers
      • Getting the most from education and training
      • Transferable skills
  • 7. GCSE’s
      • Replacing coursework with controlled assessment
      • Examination papers with a broad range of question styles
      • Incorporating functional skills into GCSEs
  • 8. Apprenticeship
      • Apprenticeships combine paid work with on-the-job training, qualifications and progression
      • Apprenticeships funding planned to increase to over £1 billion by 2009-10
      • From 2013, all suitably qualified young people will be entitlement to an Apprenticeship place
  • 9. Foundation Learning
      • Foundation Learning (FL) is the national suite of learning for 14 to 19 year old predominantly at entry level or level 1
      • Learners and practitioners negotiate and agree an individual learning programme
      • Learning programmes integrate vocational/subject learning, personal and social development, and functional skills
  • 10. Further education
      • Apprenticeship post 18
      • Higher education
      • Employment
      • Employment with training
  • 11. Why?
      • Curriculum / education not fulfilling the job markets needs
      • By 2020 less than 0.6 million jobs available to those with no qualifications compared to 3.2 million now
      • Raise participation and achievement rates post 16
      • Achieve specified levels in mathematics, literacy and ICT
      • Give students greater options in the job market
  • 12. Implications for Teaching
      • More diverse workload for teachers
      • Greater choice of programmes will require more effective management
      • Opportunities for Greater job satisfaction
      • More Students will study for longer increasing total number of students
      • Approaches to teaching and learning throughout the curriculum will need to change
  • 13. Implications for Teaching cont
      • Opportunity’s for working partnerships with industry and FE colleges
      • Working towards students personal teaching plan
      • More inclusion for students due to wider choices of teaching and course styles available for students
  • 14. Implications for Learning
      • Greater chance of employability with the skills to succeed as ICT is seen as a key area in the Functional Skills initiative which is a current in today's society
      • Better developed and more rounded individuals
      • Opportunity for less academic pupils
  • 15. In conclusion
      • Fulfilling young peoples needs
      • Fulfil employers needs
      • Better opportunities for whole student body
      • More Educated as a Population
      • Better communication across the board
  • 16. The Future?
      • Economic situation
      • Political situation
      • Tories Proposed:
        • Changes to A Levels
        • BTEC not being ranked as so many GCSE’s
          • Possibility of introducing American style SAT’s for university Free schools
          • May scrap Higher level Diplomas
      • Lib Dem Proposed:
          • New 14 – 19 General Diploma incorporating both vocational and academic subjects
  • 17. Round up
      • What the changes are
      • Why they needed changing
      • Implications on Teaching and Learning
      • Future changes
  • 18. Thank you for listening
      • Any Questions?