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  1. 1. Implications for teaching and learning of the changes to the 14-19 curriculum<br />Presented by Christopher Hearn<br />
  2. 2. The 14-19 reforms are the biggest changes in education for more than 30 years.<br />The reforms aim to raise the education and skill levels of students by delivering a curriculum which gives them life and social skills, sets stretching and challenging targets, and better prepares them for a fast-changing world.<br />Introduction<br />
  3. 3. Raising the minimum age at which young people leave education or training to 17 by 2013 and to 18 by 2015.<br />Introducing a new suite of qualifications, Diplomas in 17 subject areas at three levels by 2013. <br />Reforming A levels with a reduction in assessment while ensuring that every candidate is stretched and challenged. <br />Key changes of the Reform <br />
  4. 4. Introducing a new extended project qualification for Advanced Diploma and A level students. <br />Creating new functional skills standards and qualifications in English, mathematics and ICT.<br />Reviewing and updating GCSEs. <br />Expanding Apprenticeship opportunities. <br />
  5. 5. The Diploma is available at three different levels. These are:<br />Foundation – equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D to G <br />Higher – equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grades A* to C <br />Advanced – equivalent to 3.5 A levels <br />How the diploma is structured<br />
  6. 6. The diploma will help young people become life long learners.<br />It will give them more understanding in their chosen subject .<br />e.g. How something is done and the reason why.<br />It will provide them with skills more relevant and useful for when they enter the world of employment.<br />Benefits of the Diploma<br />
  7. 7. Taken from www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19<br />Structure of the Diploma<br />
  8. 8. The changes will affect how young people learn in a variety of different ways.<br />It will provide them with ........<br />Implications for Learning<br />
  9. 9. Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT.<br />It will also focus on skills such as team working and preparing young people for employment and higher education.<br />Young people will have to continue in education for longer.<br />
  10. 10. An insight into what work is really like without them having to commit to a career in a particular area.<br />The opportunity to experience work in one of the UK’s main employment sectors. <br />A high-quality qualification that will be valued by industry and higher education.<br />
  11. 11. The Knowledge and skills that employers and universities look for, including teamwork, self-management and critical thinking skills.<br />The chance to experience different styles of learning within different environments such as school, college and the workplace.<br />With an emphasis on practical activities and an integrated curriculum.<br />
  12. 12. It will provide young people with improved career options.<br />More choices available with new courses and different routes of study to take.<br />
  13. 13. Diplomas are based on applied learning.<br />Contains both theory and practical work.<br />Many teachers who teach GCSEs and A levels may need to focus on how to deliver a more skills-focused and occupationally related programme of study.<br />Implications to Teaching<br />
  14. 14. Teachers will need to continually update their knowledge of their subject area and maintain occupational knowledge as well.<br />Develop strategies to enable all learners to engage in applied learning and be aware of the challenges of applied learning.<br />
  15. 15. Be able to engage students in activities that have connections to real world examples.<br />It will result in an increased workload for teachers.<br />There will be an increase in the range of study programmes that have to be delivered.<br />
  16. 16. An increase in diversity which could lead to a higher level of personal job satisfaction.<br />Students may have an increased level of motivation and commitment due to the varied choices that are available to them.<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />
  18. 18. Thank you for listening,<br />Any Questions?<br />

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