Implications of the changes to the 14 19 curriculumPresentation Transcript
Implications of the changes to the 14-19 Curriculum By Ben Simkins Candidate for the ICT SKE Keele University
Aims and Objectives
To present an overview of the changes to the 14-19 Curriculum
To look at rapid recent developments
Understand where the changes affect/impact on
New types of qualifications – The Diploma
Changes to GCSE’s and A levels and Apprenticeships
Introduction of Functional Skills
Development of delivery through collaboration (e.g. Diploma Consortia)
The raising of the participation age (RPA)
Foundation Learning Tier (Personalised Education)
The Diploma From 2013, 14-16 year olds will have entitlement to pursue any of first 14 lines of learning and 16-19 year olds to all 17
The diploma is a new kind of qualification that blends general and applied learning for learners aged 14-19.
The Diploma allows students to experience different ways of learning. As well as learning in the classroom, they would be involve din learning in different environments (e.g school, college and workplace)
The diploma is designed to provide young people with a qualification that they can use to stay in learning.
The Diploma aims to motivate people through applied learning that is relevant to broad sectors of the economy and to develop employability.
The Diploma aims to promote and support progression into employment, training and HE
2008: ICT, Creative and Media,
The Built Environment, Engineering
Society Health and Development
2009: Business, Administration and Finance
Environmental and Land-Based Studies,
Hospitality, Manufacturing and Product
2010: Public Services, Retail Business, Sport
and Active Leisure, Travel and Tourism
2011: Humanities, Languages and Science
GCES’s and A levels
Reduction in coursework and more controlled assessments
Functional skills in ICT, Maths and English
Examinations with a broad range of question styles
The A* grade
“ More Challenging and Stimulating”
Fewer units (6 to 4) meaning less of an exam burden
Less focus on knowledge and understanding more on thinking and problem solving
Opportunity to do an Extended Project
Foundation Learning Tier
Aimed at young people 14-19
Suitable for Entry level to Level 1
Initial assessment of learner needs is integral leading to..
A personalised learning plan
Implications for young people
Diploma’s / Applied GCSE’s
A focus through Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
A route for young people at Entry level – level 1 to achieve
Currency of the Diploma
Implications for teaching staff
ICT teachers contributing to courses other than ICT through Functional Skills
Imbed ICT in the learning process
Uncertainty – Change of Government
“School ICT lessons a “turn off”, says Royal Society”
Hold on…wait a minute…news just in….
A new government and
new focus of the 14-19 Reform?
-Diploma’s in Science, Humanities and Languages scrapped
-Entitlement to Diploma’s to be scrapped?
-Academies (Able to set their own curriculum as long as it is balanced)
“ A new UK Government took office on 11 May. As a result the content on this site may not reflect current Government policy. All statutory guidance and legislation published on this site continues to reflect the current legal position unless indicated otherwise” – Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency
33% fall in ICT GCSE and ICT A level candidates over 3 years (Royal Society). Will the changes re-engage learners?