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Presentation (2003)

  1. 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum Presented By Nasar Khan
  2. 2. What is 14-19 Curriculum Reform? • As stated by the “department for Children school and family’s” the reform will : – 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; • So what is Curriculum Reform? – Curriculum Reform is transition of the school curriculum from a exam based assessment to a more vocational based teaching, developing and grading method. The 14-19 curriculum will be a mix of vocational studies (learning through doing) with strong academic content.
  3. 3. Why is it required? • Previous education systems offer options that turn into ‘dead ends’ for students. • No chance of further progression or opportunity for many. • No means of encouraging and continuing education beyond the age of 16 for more challenged students. • Will offer a more, different, exciting and challenging way of learning.
  4. 4. Statistics Evidence The last few years has seen a steady increase in the number of 16 - 17 year old Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). “Being NEET is a major predictor of later employment, low incomes, teenage motherhood, depression and poor physical health.”(DfES, 2005b)
  5. 5. Aims The reform is a long term, structural transformation of the 14 -19 education system. There are three main aims: • Raising attainment now. • Designing new curriculum and qualifications. • ‘Delivering on the ground’.
  6. 6. Implications for Learners • No choice but to continue education till 18. – Compulsory • Access to alternative curriculum routes. – Choices • Opportunity to experience ‘real world’ jobs. – Can inform future career decisions • Work experience whilst still schooling. • Access to knowledge and skills to prepare them to be successful in future, work and life.
  7. 7. Implications for Schools • Providing a curriculum that is engaging and more meaningful for students. • Offer more qualification choices. • Basic skills courses. • New apprenticeships. • Young Apprenticeship programme for 14 – 16 year olds. • Flexible timetabling. • Personalised learning. New curriculum and qualifications has key implications for schools in terms and staffing and training.
  8. 8. Implications of Change in the Future • The option to choose the type of learning that motivates, interests and challenges them. • More appealing opportunities for young people to choose will enable them to achieve more by the age of 19. • Vocational based learning. • ‘Practical approach to learning’. • Apprenticeships. • Increased role of employers in changing / shaping the curriculum content.
  9. 9. Summary This is a evolution of GCSE’s, A levels and Vocational Courses into a new pathway, providing students to select a mixed pattern of subjects / areas of learning. “to ensure that every young person has a high quality, interesting and useful curriculum that will help them achieve their potential and progress to further and higher education and skilled employment”
  10. 10. Opinions • ‘Inclusive for all’ – Will enable all learners regardless of ability to achieve their full potential. • Provide more practical approach to learning. • Equip students with the necessary skills in the work place. • Enable all to have a develop a range of skills, knowledge and experience. • Encourage more students to continue their learning, and hence achieve more by the age of 19. • Better job prospects. • Better skilled workforce. • Could lead to a social divide – Non-academic students – Academic route (university)
  11. 11. References • http:// www.teachernet.gov.uk/publications • http:// www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19 • http://www.regen.net/news/879278/Data- Check---Neet-numbers-rise • http:// www.qca.org.uk/qca_15735.aspx http://www.teachers.tv

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