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Pgc ekeelepresentation laura candlin

  1. 1. Impacts of the Changes to the <br />14-19 Curriculum<br />Presented by Laura Candlin<br />
  2. 2. Contents <br />Why are we reforming?<br />Changes to the current curriculum<br />The advantages and disadvantages of the reform<br />
  3. 3. Why are we reforming?<br />According to statistics 10% of 16-18 year olds are NEET (Not in Education, Employable or Training)<br />Employers are looking for people with high skills and instead employees lack basic skills in numeracy, literacy and information technology<br />By encouraging students to stay in education long it increases their job prospects and gains them more chance of finding a suitable job. <br />Want to be able to get the full potential from all students in education.<br />
  4. 4. Changes to the current curriculum<br />By 2015, the school leaving age will be raised to 18<br />Revised Qualifications and Pathways<br />GCSEs and A Levels<br />Diplomas<br />Improved Apprenticeships <br />Extended project for Diploma and A Level Students<br />Foundation Learning Tear<br />Accredited Training<br />Move responsibility to local authority<br />Tailored learning programs<br />
  5. 5. GCSEs and A Levels <br />GCSE<br />Replace coursework with controlled assessment<br />Including function skills into learning<br />A Level<br />New grade A* grade introduced at A level to recognise high levels of achievement<br />Most subjects will be reduced from 6 units to 4 units<br />
  6. 6. Diplomas<br />New qualification added as part of the 14 – 19 curriculum<br />Allows students to see why knowledge and skills are important in the work place<br />Gives students the opportunity to develop skills for their necessary subject area<br />Teaches students to transfer knowledge which is appropriate in different circumstances<br />
  7. 7. Apprenticeships<br />It is the aim to have 1 in 5 young people in apprenticeships by 2020<br />Will continue to include NVQ, BTEC and City and Guild Qualifications<br />Advanced apprenticeships allow young people to achieve foundation or honours degree<br />
  8. 8. The Extended Project<br />Worth half of an A Level grade A* - C<br />Allow students to pursue an area they are interested to research<br />Will give students an insight into higher education<br />
  9. 9. Foundation Tier<br />Created to improve potential of students aged 14 and over working at entry level and level 1<br />Will help students to progress to level 2<br />Students can achieve unit qualifications which can lead to whole qualifications when the Framework is followed. <br />
  10. 10. Accredited Training<br />From 2013 students who go into full time or part time work at the age of 16 will need to continue their education until they are 17<br />By 2015 this will have raised to 18<br />Part time education will need to be done 1 day a week or equivalent. <br />
  11. 11. Advantages of the reform<br />Offers a variety of pathways for students, every student is different and there various routes which could be chosen.<br />Empowers young people to take charge of their own education<br />Provides opportunities for students to transfer their skills into many different areas<br />Provides an environment where students can not only develop functional skills but put them into practice and apply them too. <br />
  12. 12. Disadvantages of the reform<br />Reform is essential to government funding <br />Can only be successful if all stakeholders work together<br />Increased workloads for teachers and administrative staff<br />More students within the education systems will require additional resources<br />
  13. 13. Summary<br />Large number of changes to the current system<br />Increased choice for students <br />Setting up students for work place by providing them with essential skills<br />
  14. 14. Bibliography<br /><br /><br /><br />Thank you. Any Questions<br />