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  1. 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum<br />Presented By Nasar Khan<br />
  2. 2. What is 14-19 Curriculum Reform?<br />As stated by the “department for Children school and family’s” the reform will :<br />Have a greater emphasis on developing functional skills (English, maths, ICT), making sure that students can apply their knowledge in the context of their daily lives; <br />So what is Curriculum Reform?<br />Curriculum Reform is transition of the school curriculum from a exam based assessment to a more vocational based teaching, developing and grading method.<br />The 14-19 curriculum will be a mix of vocational studies<br />(learning through doing) with strong academic content.<br />
  3. 3. Why is it required?<br />Previous education systems offer options that turn into ‘dead ends’ for students.<br />No chance of further progression or opportunity for many.<br />No means of encouraging and continuing education beyond the age of 16 for more challenged students.<br />Will offer a more, different, exciting and challenging way of learning.<br />
  4. 4. Statistics Evidence<br />The last few years has seen a steady increase in the<br />number of 16 - 17 year old Not in Employment,<br />Education or Training (NEET).<br />“Being NEET is a major predictor of later <br />employment, low incomes, teenage motherhood,<br />depression and poor physical health.”(DfES, 2005b)<br />
  5. 5. Aims<br />The reform is a long term, structural transformation of the 14 -19 education system.<br />There are three main aims:<br />Raising attainment now.<br />Designing new curriculum and qualifications.<br />‘Delivering on the ground’.<br />
  6. 6. Implications for Learners<br />No choice but to continue education till 18.<br />Compulsory<br />Access to alternative curriculum routes.<br />Choices<br />Opportunity to experience ‘real world’ jobs.<br />Can inform future career decisions<br />Work experience whilst still schooling.<br />Access to knowledge and skills to prepare them to be successful in future, work and life.<br />
  7. 7. Implications for Schools<br />Providing a curriculum that is engaging and more meaningful for students.<br />Offer more qualification choices.<br />Basic skills courses.<br />New apprenticeships.<br />Young Apprenticeship programme for 14 – 16 year olds.<br />Flexible timetabling.<br />Personalised learning.<br />New curriculum and qualifications has key implications<br />for schools in terms and staffing and training.<br />
  8. 8. Implications of Change in the Future<br />The option to choose the type of learning that motivates, interests and challenges them.<br />More appealing opportunities for young people to choose will enable them to achieve more by the age of 19.<br />Vocational based learning.<br />‘Practical approach to learning’.<br />Apprenticeships.<br />Increased role of employers in changing / shaping the curriculum content.<br />
  9. 9. Summary<br />This is a evolution of GCSE’s, A levels and Vocational<br />Courses into a new pathway, providing students<br />to select a mixed pattern of subjects / areas of<br />learning.<br />“to ensure that every young person has a <br />high quality, interesting and useful <br />curriculum that will help them achieve <br />their potential and progress to further and<br />higher education and skilled employment”<br />
  10. 10. Opinions<br />‘Inclusive for all’ <br />Will enable all learners regardless of ability to achieve their full potential.<br />Provide more practical approach to learning.<br />Equip students with the necessary skills in the work place.<br />Enable all to have a develop a range of skills, knowledge and experience.<br />Encourage more students to continue their learning, and hence achieve more by the age of 19.<br />Better job prospects.<br />Better skilled workforce.<br />Could lead to a social divide<br />Non-academic students<br />Academic route (university)<br />
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