Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum<br />Fizza Ilyas<br />University of Bradford<br />F.Ilyas@bradford.ac....
What is the 14-19 Reform<br /><ul><li>It is a programme introduced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families
“Technological change and the global economy are leading to a quantitative change in demand for knowledge workers and a br...
introducing a new set of qualifications, Diplomas in 17 subject areas at three levels by 2013
reforming A levels with a reduction in assessment while ensuring that every candidate is stretched and challenged
expanding Apprenticeship opportunities
increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths </li></li></ul><li>Changes to GCSEs<br />Replacing course...
Changes to A Levels<br />Most subjects will be reduced from six units to four in order to reduce the burden of assessment....
Implications of changes to GCSEs and A Levels<br />
Diplomas<br />The Diploma is a new qualification that combines theoretical study with practical experience and is being ro...
Diploma subjects<br /><ul><li>Business, Administration and Finance
Construction and the Built Environment
Creative and Media
Engineering
Environmental and Land-based Studies
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  1. 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum<br />Fizza Ilyas<br />University of Bradford<br />F.Ilyas@bradford.ac.uk<br />
  2. 2. What is the 14-19 Reform<br /><ul><li>It is a programme introduced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families
  3. 3. “Technological change and the global economy are leading to a quantitative change in demand for knowledge workers and a broader range of work place competencies and soft skills that complement academic or technical skills. Education and training in the UK is changing in line with this 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.” (DCSF website)</li></li></ul><li>Key elements of the reform programme:<br /><ul><li>raising the minimum age at which young people leave education/training to 17 by 2013 and to 18 by 2015
  4. 4. introducing a new set of qualifications, Diplomas in 17 subject areas at three levels by 2013
  5. 5. reforming A levels with a reduction in assessment while ensuring that every candidate is stretched and challenged
  6. 6. expanding Apprenticeship opportunities
  7. 7. increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and maths </li></li></ul><li>Changes to GCSEs<br />Replacing coursework with controlled assessment where it is the best way of assessing subject-specific skills<br />Examination papers with a broad range of question styles to enable all students to demonstrate what they know, understand and can do.<br />Incorporating functional skills into GCSEs in English, ICT and mathematics to ensure that students have skills employers regard as essential.<br />
  8. 8. Changes to A Levels<br />Most subjects will be reduced from six units to four in order to reduce the burden of assessment.<br />The introduction of ‘stretch and challenge’ at A2 to better prepare students for higher education and employment. <br />A* grade will be introduced to the grading of A level (A2 not AS) <br />The A* grade will be first awarded in 2010.<br />
  9. 9. Implications of changes to GCSEs and A Levels<br />
  10. 10. Diplomas<br />The Diploma is a new qualification that combines theoretical study with practical experience and is being rolled out over the next five years.<br />By 2011, there will be 17 Diploma subjects available in England. <br />All Diplomas will require students to achieve a minimum standard in English, mathematics and ICT, complete a project and do a minimum of 10 days’ work experience.<br />
  11. 11. Diploma subjects<br /><ul><li>Business, Administration and Finance
  12. 12. Construction and the Built Environment
  13. 13. Creative and Media
  14. 14. Engineering
  15. 15. Environmental and Land-based Studies
  16. 16. Hair and Beauty Studies
  17. 17. Hospitality
  18. 18. Information Technology
  19. 19. Manufacturing and Product Design
  20. 20. Public Services
  21. 21. Retail Business
  22. 22. Society, Health and Development
  23. 23. Sport and Active Leisure
  24. 24. Travel and Tourism
  25. 25. Humanities and Social sciences (from 2011)
  26. 26. Languages and International Communication (from 2011)
  27. 27. Science (from 2011)</li></li></ul><li>Diplomas Gateway<br />From 2013, a statutory entitlement means any 14- to 19-year-old will have the right to take a Diploma course wherever they live.<br />Not all schools and colleges will be able to offer Diplomas straight away. <br />Those wishing to deliver the Diploma will need to pass through a Gateway process, which will assess their readiness to deliver. <br />
  28. 28. Implications of the Diploma<br />
  29. 29. Expansion of Apprenticeships<br />Apprenticeships combine paid work with on-the-job training, qualifications and progression. <br />Around 130,000 employers now offer 180 different types of Apprenticeships such as hospitality, media, retail, accounting, childcare and local government; as well as subjects like construction, engineering and business administration<br />Apprenticeships funding planned to increase to over £1 billion by 2010-11. <br />From 2013, entitlement to an Apprenticeship place for all suitably qualified young people to be introduced. <br />
  30. 30. Implications of Apprenticeships <br />Getting paid while you train will be a major incentive for young people who are NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training)<br />Gaining experience within a chosen industry will help students secure a job afterwards<br />Apprenticeships can help target kinesthetic learners who learn by doing rather than reading and listening<br />
  31. 31. The Future <br /><ul><li>It is hoped that the 14-19 Diploma will improve employment prospects for students
  32. 32. There will be an increased amount of ICT in the curriculum
  33. 33. Students may have to travel to different schools for Diploma subjects not available in their own school.
  34. 34. Schools will increase in size when the leaving age is raised to 18 in 2015
  35. 35. This means more teachers will be required, who have the skills and knowledge to teach a broad range of qualifications</li></li></ul><li>Bibliography<br /><ul><li>Department for Children, Schools and Families, 14-19 Reform</li></ul>http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19/. <br /><ul><li>14–19 education and training reforms, Department for Education and Skills</li></ul>http://www.iagworkforce.co.uk/files/IAGXXX0001/3StrategicPlanning/3home/LSN_implications_for_IAG.pdf<br /><ul><li>Apprenticeships Key Facts </li></ul>http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/About-Us/~/media/Documents/NAS%20-%20Apprenticeships%20-%20Key%20Facts%20-%20Aug09.ashx<br /><ul><li>Department for Children, Schools and Families, Every Child Matters</li></ul>http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/Youth/ypnieet/neet/<br /><ul><li>Kinesthetic Learners</li></ul>http://www.classroom-management-success.org/kinesthetic-learners.html<br /><ul><li>TeacherNet</li></ul>http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning/14to19/qualifications/<br /><ul><li>Futurelab- innovation in education</li></ul>http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/vision-magazine<br /><ul><li>Initial Teacher Training </li></ul>http://www.ict-tutors.co.uk/index.php?sec=4&tp=5&layout=1&ts=6<br />
  36. 36. Thank you for listening <br /> Any Questions?<br />

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