Implications for teaching and
learning of the changes to the
The Aims of this Presentation
•The main changes
• Why the changes have been made
• The implications of teaching
• The implications of learning
• The age in which young people leave school will be raised
from 16 to 18 by 2015
• Many new qualifications have been added
• Diploma – up to 17 subjects
• Reformed a-levels –new A* grade
• Revised GCSE’s – differing styles of questions
• Foundation level of learning
The changes continued..
• More focus on Science, Maths and ICT
• More apprenticeships – in 2010 funding has been
• Local authorities now have responsibility of training for all
• Due to learning of functional skills employment after
education will increase.
Main routes through 14-19 education and
training in 2015 and beyond
Higher or Further education
GCSE Advanced Diploma
Foundation or GCSE / A-Level Higher education
CONSIDER CONSIDER CONSIDER
Foundation Learning Foundation Learning OPTIONS Apprenticeship post 18
14 16 18
training Employment with training
Functional Skills and Personal, CONSIDER
Learning and Thinking Skills OPTIONS
Chart taken from www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19 i
Why have the changes been made?
• Jobs for those who have no qualifications are decreasing
• Education will now help young people prepare for the real
• To help make the curriculum for 14-19 year olds less
complex and a lot less daunting.
• The range of career paths will increase due to the learning
of functional skills
• To allow students to follow their own personal
Implications of teaching
• Teachers will have a lot more
• There will be many new training
• More pupils willing to learn
• Increase the teachers work load
Implications of learning
• Opportunities for less academic students to gain
• Personal learning schedules developed between the
teacher and the student
• Learning is less daunting due to the foundation
• Changes to A-levels will stretch and challenge young
people which will encourage them to learn
Implications of learning continued...
• Due to the current state of the economy it may appear
that there are less jobs and apprenticeships available
• Changes such as the new diploma will present a wider
range of career paths to young people
There have been many changes made to the 14-19
curriculum and throughout the presentation it has
become apparent that all of these changes have been
made for the good of the student, education and the
Students will be able to learn more due to their
personal development plans, they will learn functional
skills which will, in turn help them in the real world
and due to this, employment chances after full time
education will rapidly increase.
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