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AQA are the largest provider of academic qualifications for schools, sixth form and FE colleges in
England, Wales and N...
AQA Award for Continued Engagement in Education
and/or Training for 16-19 year old Learners
The AQA Award is open to all f...
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AoC Beacon awards 2014-15 prospectus - AQA Award for Continued Engagement in Education and/or Training for 16-19 year old Learners

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AoC Beacon awards 2014-15 prospectus - AQA Award for Continued Engagement in Education and/or Training for 16-19 year old Learners

  1. 1. 10 AQA are the largest provider of academic qualifications for schools, sixth form and FE colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We provide valued qualifications that suit a range of abilities and equip students to progress to the next stage in their lives. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels and our qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in around 30 countries around the world. Born out of five leading universities, AQA has over a century of qualifications expertise. Today we are an independent charity and employ over 1,200 people. We also work with around 35,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help set and mark our exams. AQA’s charitable purpose is to advance education by enabling students and teachers to realise their potential. Any money we make through providing qualifications gets invested back into education. Through our Centre for Education Research and Practice, we provide research evidence that helps inform education policy and raise the bar in assessment practice across the world. Further education - serving the needs of a better society and strong economy
  2. 2. AQA Award for Continued Engagement in Education and/or Training for 16-19 year old Learners The AQA Award is open to all further education, sixth form and tertiary colleges in the United Kingdom who have established successful and sustainable initiatives in response to raising the age of participation. The assessors will be particularly interested to see evidence of colleges working with schools and employers to develop curricula which include an emphasis on employability skills, especially ENGLISH AND/OR MATHEMATICS to meet the needs and aspirations of young people progressing at ages 16 and 17. Colleges should provide evidence demonstrating how provision meets the following: • A curriculum that provides for the development of a wide range of employability skills including the development of English and/or Mathematics to at least level 2 for all learners • Partnerships with schools and/or employers supporting effective transition of under 19 year olds enabling continued engagement in education or training • A comprehensive programme of professional development to enable teaching staff to respond effectively to the learning and support needs of young people continuing in education or training • Increased levels of participation in education and training resulting in reductions in NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and improved levels of progression to employment or FE. The Awards 10 Further education - serving the needs of a better society and strong economy

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