EBacc in the Humanities

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  • EBacc in the Humanities

    1. 1. The E-BaccIntroduction<br />National Update<br />1<br />
    2. 2. Alan ParkinsonSSAT Consultant<br />National Update<br />2<br />a.parkinson@gmail.com<br />Twitter: @GeoBlogs<br />
    3. 3. IntroductionsWhat is your school story<br />National Update<br />3<br />
    4. 4. The English Baccalaureate Building participation and performance in the Humanities<br />National Curriculum review and the 2010 White Paper The Importance of Teaching <br />
    5. 5. Tim OatesChair of Curriculum ReviewAims"embody for all children in England their cultural and scientific inheritance, enhance their understanding of the world around them and introduce them to the best that has been thought and written".<br />National Update<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Busy times for education<br />Pension changes & industrial action<br />International comparisons (PISA)<br />Scrapping of modular GCSEs<br />New OFSTED framework<br />Social media & new technologies<br />Examination system – errors<br />“more accountability measures..”<br />Changes in Initial Teacher Education<br />Free schools and Academies<br />Changes in testing for PGCE entrants<br />National Update<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Differences of opinion...<br />National Update<br />7<br />
    8. 8. The EBacc: the English Baccalaureate for age 16<br />National Update<br />8<br />The rationale: the government believes that students should study a broad(er) range of subjects to age 16<br />The EBacc is not a new qualification– will recognise achievement in a core of academic subjects in rigorous GCSEs or iGCSEs: English, maths, sciences, a language and a humanities.<br />
    9. 9. “not a new qualification...”<br />National Update<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Alison Wolf“Our preoccupation with education as an engine of growth has not only narrowed the way we think about social policy. It has narrowed – dismally and progressively – our vision of education itself.” <br />National Update<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Nick Gibb- concerned about children in schools in disadvantaged areas being dissuaded from doing Ebacc subjects....<br />National Update<br />11<br />
    12. 12. “we intend to mark students achievements through a certificate…” – will they receive one ?Which English will count?English:GCSE in English, GCSE in English Language GCSE in Double Award in EnglishCambridge i-Cert in 1st language EnglishCIE legacy iGCSE in English- 1st language<br />12<br />National Update<br />
    13. 13. Which Maths will count?<br />Maths: <br />GCSE in Maths<br />GCSE in Additional Mats<br />Achievement A*-C in one of Applications of Maths or Methods in<br /> Maths<br />Cambridge iCert in Maths and CIE legacy iGCSE in Maths<br />13<br />National Update<br />
    14. 14. Which Sciences will count?<br />A*-C in 2 of biology, chemistry and physics, or 2 CIE iGCSEs in these subjects<br />A*-C in Science or Additional Science GCSE<br />A*-A* -CC in Science GCSE double award<br />National Update<br />14<br />
    15. 15. Which languages will count?<br />GCSEs<br />modern foreign languages including Welsh and Welsh as a second language<br />Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew,<br />Cambridge International Cert in French, Greek and Hindi as 2nd language<br />CIE legacy iGCSE in French, Greek and Hindi as a 2nd language<br />National Update<br />
    16. 16. Humanities subjects:<br />GCSEs<br />History<br />Ancient history<br />Geography<br />Cambridge International Certificate in History<br />Cambridge International Certificate in Geography<br />CIE legacy iGCSE in history and geography<br />National Update<br />16<br />
    17. 17. Will the definition of the EBacc change in 2011?<br />“We will review the precise definition of the EBacc for the 2011 tables, but would not expect to remove any of the qualifications identified for the 2010 tables...”<br />17<br />National Update<br />
    18. 18. it is a government initiative to encourage schools in England to promote specific academic subjects to 16 and another tool for measuring performance<br />National Update<br />18<br />
    19. 19. The Importance of TeachingSchools White Paper 2010<br />a refocus on ‘traditional subject knowledge’<br />Giving teachers ‘the opportunity to deepen their subject knowledge and renew the passion that brought them into the classroom’.<br />National Update<br />19<br />
    20. 20. OFSTED<br />Christine Gilbert<br />May 2011 SSAT event<br />National Update<br />20<br />
    21. 21. Achievement: inspectors will evaluate<br /><ul><li>How well pupils learn in a range of subjects and their progress
    22. 22. How competently pupils read and write and their progress
    23. 23. How competent pupils are in mathematics and their progress
    24. 24. How well gaps are narrowing between the performance of different groups
    25. 25. Standards attained, including those in reading, writing and mathematics
    26. 26. How well disabled pupils and those with SEN have achieved since joining the school</li></ul>and in primary schools<br /><ul><li>Pupils’ attainment in reading by the age of 6 and by the time they leave school</li></li></ul><li>Further information if needed<br />
    27. 27. “core knowledge” debate...HirschWhat is the important core knowledge in your subject ?<br />National Update<br />23<br />
    28. 28. Education select committeeEbacc just one “among many more” accountability measures<br />National Update<br />24<br />
    29. 29. Subject Associations<br />Winners and losers ?<br />Support and guidance ?<br />Consultation <br />Evidence to Select Committee<br />Joint GCSE ?<br />National Update<br />25<br />
    30. 30. Awarding bodies...<br />National Update<br />26<br />
    31. 31. The story from your school<br />Anger?<br />Resignation?<br />Challenge?<br />Support / validation ?<br />Challenges/issues<br />Advice/current practice<br />National Update<br />
    32. 32. Discussion questions<br />Are you staffed to teach the Ebacc – has that created challenges for you ?<br />28<br />National Update<br />
    33. 33. Discussion questions<br />How will the EBacc change your options for GCSE students?<br />29<br />National Update<br />D&T ?<br />Art ?<br />Drama ?<br />Music?<br />
    34. 34. Discussion questions<br />What impact will the EBacc have on your KS3 curriculum?<br />30<br />National Update<br />
    35. 35. Discussion questions<br />What impact will the EBacc have on other aspects of teaching and learning at your school?<br />31<br />National Update<br />

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