Implications Of Changes To The 14 19 Curriculum


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Implications Of Changes To The 14 19 Curriculum

  1. 1. Implications of Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum Wednesday 24 th February 3pm Peter Rout
  2. 2. Proposed Changes <ul><li>Changes to the participation age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum leaving age 17 by 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum leaving age 18 by 2015 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reform GCSE and A level Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce and expand Diploma qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of the Apprenticeship scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Core Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foundation Learning Apprenticeship Foundation Learning Main routes through 14-19 education and training in 2015 and beyond GCSE / A-Level The Diploma combines theoretical study with practical experience based around a work-related curriculum. It is available at Foundation, Higher and Advanced level (Level 1 - Level 3). GCSE and A level qualifications are regularly updated to ensure that they remain high quality, relevant and interesting. They can be combined with Diplomas. Apprenticeships allow students to learn at work and gain qualifications. The number and range of Apprenticeships is increasing hugely so 1 in 5 will take this route by 2020. This is for learners not ready for a full level 2 qualification and include a mix of learning to suit the individual. Higher or Advanced Diploma GCSE / A Level Apprenticeship Foundation Learning Functional Skills and Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills There are, of course, many other options after you turn 18, including a gap year and volunteering Well before the decision points information and advice will be critical to guide young people to make the best choice for them in relation to their prior learning. Some students may change paths at 17 because there are more one year courses available after 16. CONSIDER OPTIONS For further Information, please visit i Reasons for Change <ul><li>Allow students to meet their full potential through a variety of pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Employer led demand for key skills </li></ul><ul><li>Meet widening participation needs </li></ul><ul><li>Allow theory to be linked to practical experience </li></ul>CONSIDER OPTIONS 17 GCSE Foundation or Higher Diploma Higher or Advanced Diploma Employment with training CONSIDER OPTIONS 14 Further education Higher education Employment Employment with training Apprenticeship post 18 CONSIDER OPTIONS 18 CONSIDER OPTIONS 16
  4. 4. GCSEs <ul><li>Replace coursework with controlled assessment for assessing subject specific skills </li></ul><ul><li>Applied and general pathways within qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a broad range of question styles to enable students to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to modern language GCSEs based on recommendations set out in the Dearing Review </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate functional skills in English, Mathmatics and ICT GCSEs to meet employer skill needs </li></ul>
  5. 5. A levels <ul><li>Changes in the number of units in most subject to reduce assessment burden </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a broad range of question types to ensure a wide range of skills are assessed </li></ul><ul><li>Synoptic assessment to test students understanding of the subject as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>Allow extended writing to enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the subject </li></ul><ul><li>New A* Grade to be introduced to A level (not AS) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diplomas <ul><li>Qualification combining theorectical study and practical experience </li></ul><ul><li>Targets 17 subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at developing key skills and knowledge useful to higher education institutes (HEIs) and employers </li></ul><ul><li>Includes exposure to different learning styles in a variety of environments </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility to allow students to pursue their interests </li></ul><ul><li>Gives insight into work and provides experience without restricting students to a particular career </li></ul>
  7. 7. Apprenticeships <ul><li>Accredited qualifications through employers </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in public sector Apprenticeship placements </li></ul><ul><li>Wage subsidies for small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for Apprenticeships to increase to over £1 billion by 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><li>By 2013 an entitlement to a placement for all suitably qualified young people </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020 over 250,000 starts and 190,000 completions to meet the Leitch ambition </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proposed Routes after Reform
  9. 9. Implications <ul><li>Potential for issues regarding the value of the qualifications new and old </li></ul><ul><li>Additional training required for the new qualifications and reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in workload for teachers and administration staff </li></ul><ul><li>More students in education requiring additional resources </li></ul><ul><li>Need to cater for different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Increased knowledge base of key functional skills required by employers and HEIs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>Large number of changes to the 14-19 curriculum requireing careful management </li></ul><ul><li>Increased and flexible choices available to suit a variety of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Key skill requirements to be provided by the changes to meet HEI and employer demand </li></ul>
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