Implications of the changes to the 14 19 curriculum


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  • Before I start I would like to introduce myself, my names Munnas Ahmed, and I would like to welcome you all to a short presentation I have put together on the implications of changes to the 14-19 year olds curriculum. Its a big change in the UK towards education and is actually the biggest reform since 30 years ago. Many of you may be aware or may have heard about the new reform, but hopefully the presentation will give you an insight to the new changes.
  • ok, so the aim of the presentation is To provide reasons on why the reform is taking place. I will be looking at the curriculum, the qualifications and changes. A huge change and there will be changes affecting pupils and teachers 30 years since the last reform, we will be looking at benefits of the reform And finally so disadvantages of the reform.
  • The world is changing rapidly. Changes in the global economy and technology is driving the need of a workforce that possesses vocational skills. The UK is falling behind for low participation rates for post 16 UK is ranked 25 th out of 29 developed countries. By encouraging pupils to stay in education it increases their job prospects and provides them with a better chance of finding a suitable job. Theory based is not always relevant to everybody, teaching needs to recognise the requirements of business and industry.
  • Further training for new courses and teaching strategies under the new curriculum , requiring ongoing learning and research. Greater diversity providing high level job satisfaction . Opportunity to understand , help and guide all students from all age groups tailoring to each individual.
  • Implications of the changes to the 14 19 curriculum

    2. 2. AIMS <ul><li>Reasons for reforming </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Affects of changes for teachers and pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of reforming </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages of reforming </li></ul>
    3. 3. Reasons for Reforming <ul><li>The world is changing fast. </li></ul><ul><li>The UK is falling behind </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020 there will be 5 million fewer low skilled jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of all jobs will require a graduate level qualification. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are looking for high skilled employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees lack basic skills in numeracy, literacy and IT. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will be more relevant to today’s world. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Before Reform <ul><li>Age 14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age 16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BTEC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age 18 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Foundation Learning Tier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For learners not ready for a full level 2 qualification. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will help pupils to progress their studies to level 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal learning programmes to cater for pupils needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly updated to ensure high quality. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Functional skills incorporated into Maths, Science and ICT. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Challenging and preparing pupils for higher education and employment. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><ul><li>Diploma’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New qualification as part of 14-19 reform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical experience through work experience and project. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It will allow pupils to find out about an area of their interest. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many options open for pupils as following the diploma. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. 17 NEW DIPLOMAS <ul><li>Business, Administration and Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and the Built Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creative and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and Land-Based Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Hair and Beauty Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing and Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Public Services </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Business </li></ul><ul><li>Society, Health and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and Active Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities and Social Sciences </li></ul>
    8. 8. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The aim is to have one in five young people in apprenticeships by 2020. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships will continue to include NVQ’s, BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced apprenticeships will allow young people to achieve foundation or honours degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with accredited training. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2013 pupils going into full or part time work at age 16 will need to continue in part time education until the age of 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part time education will need to be one day a week on equivalent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2015 the age will increase to 18. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Functional skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced to ensure pupils have the skills required for employment and higher education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone qualification equivalent to GCSE for each functional skill. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional skills for Maths, ICT and English will be taught to all students from 2010. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Functional Skills <ul><li>“ Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics, that allow individuals to work confidently, effectively and independently in life”. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OCR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Implications - Learning <ul><li>Decisions are made from a young age. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 14, pupils can choose: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation or Higher Diploma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 16, in school or college, they can take: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Diploma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE/A-Levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment with Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 18, they can: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FE or HE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship post 18 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment with Training </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Implications - Teaching <ul><li>Collaborating and integrating with employers, colleges and schools. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is a functional skill </li></ul><ul><li>New courses </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils will stay on longer thus increasing numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Workload will increase. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Advantages of the Reform <ul><li>Young people to take charge of their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Many pathways and options available for pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>Boosts self-esteem by setting young people up for success. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools creating links to businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an environment where young people can apply key and functional skills with learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to transfer skills into different areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares young people for a continually changing world. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Disadvantages of the Reform <ul><li>All stakeholder need to work together to ensure success. </li></ul><ul><li>Government funding and plans are essential to the success of the initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>More choices may create more problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be enough places for apprenticeships because of the recession? </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the curriculum will mean a review of university admission policies and entry requirements for all programmes </li></ul>
    15. 15. Every Child Matters <ul><li>How does this link in? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Governments aim is for every child, whatever their background, or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be healthy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay safe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy and achieve </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a positive contribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve economic well-being </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Will Reform work ?
    17. 17. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>