Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum<br />Presented by Richard Collins<br />
Aims<br />Why are we reforming?<br />The main changes to the curriculum.<br />The affects of these changes for students an...
Why are we reforming?<br />The world is changing fast! But the UK is falling behind.<br />Employers are looking for high s...
The five progression routes<br />GCSEs and A Levels<br />The Diploma<br />Apprenticeships<br />The Foundation Learning Tie...
GCSEs & A-Levels<br />Already being updated and improved.<br />Functional skills incorporated into ICT, Maths and Science ...
The Diploma<br />New qualification as part of the 14 – 19 reform.<br />Allows students to understand why skills and knowle...
The Diploma – Levels and Grading<br />The diploma is available to students at different levels to suit their educational n...
The Extended Project<br />Worth half an A-Level grade A* - C.<br />Will allow students to pursue an area of interest to re...
Apprenticeships<br />The aim is to have one in five young people in apprenticeships by 2020.<br />Apprenticeships will con...
Work with Accredited Training<br />From 2013 s tudentsgoing into full or part time work at age 16 will need to continue in...
The Foundation Learning Tier<br />Created to improve the potential of students  aged 14 and over working at entry level an...
Personal, Learning & Thinking Skills<br />Created to ensure students have the skills for employment and higher education.<...
Functional Skills<br />Introduced to ensure students have the skills for employment and higher education.<br />Stand alone...
Disadvantages of the Reform<br />Government funding and planning of funds is essential to the success of the initiative.<b...
Advantages of the Reform<br />Empowers young people to take charge of their own learning.<br />Offers a variety of differe...
Advantages of the Reform - Continued<br />Personalised learning so all young people can be successful.<br />Provides an en...
References<br />The 14 – 19 Reforms and You, A guide for Schools, DCSF Publications 2009.<br />http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-1...
Questions<br />Thank you for listening,<br />I welcome any questions you may have.<br />
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Implications Of The Changes To The 14-19 Curriculum

  1. 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum<br />Presented by Richard Collins<br />
  2. 2. Aims<br />Why are we reforming?<br />The main changes to the curriculum.<br />The affects of these changes for students and teachers.<br />The advantages and disadvantages of the reform.<br />
  3. 3. Why are we reforming?<br />The world is changing fast! But the UK is falling behind.<br />Employers are looking for high skilled employees.<br />Employees lack basic skills in literacy, numeracy and Information Technology.<br />10% of 16 – 18 year olds are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).<br />
  4. 4. The five progression routes<br />GCSEs and A Levels<br />The Diploma<br />Apprenticeships<br />The Foundation Learning Tier<br />Full time employment with accredited training<br />
  5. 5. GCSEs & A-Levels<br />Already being updated and improved.<br />Functional skills incorporated into ICT, Maths and Science from 2010.<br />Stretching and Challenging students to equip them for higher education and employment.<br />New A* grade awarded to recognise high levels of achievement in A Levels.<br />
  6. 6. The Diploma<br />New qualification as part of the 14 – 19 reform.<br />Allows students to understand why skills and knowledge are so important in the workplace.<br />Gives students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for their chosen subject area.<br />Teaches students to transfer knowledge and skills when needed for different circumstances.<br />
  7. 7. The Diploma – Levels and Grading<br />The diploma is available to students at different levels to suit their educational needs.<br />
  8. 8. The Extended Project<br />Worth half an A-Level grade A* - C.<br />Will allow students to pursue an area of interest to research.<br />Will give students an insight into what is expected in higher education.<br />
  9. 9. Apprenticeships<br />The aim is to have one in five young people in apprenticeships by 2020.<br />Apprenticeships will continue to include NVQ, BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications.<br />Advanced apprenticeships will allow young people to achieve a foundation or honours degree.<br />
  10. 10. Work with Accredited Training<br />From 2013 s tudentsgoing into full or part time work at age 16 will need to continue in part time education until the age of 17.<br />This will continue to the age of 18 by 2015.<br />Part time education will need to be one day a week or equivalent. <br />
  11. 11. The Foundation Learning Tier<br />Created to improve the potential of students aged 14 and over working at entry level and level 1.<br />Will help students progress their studies to level 2.<br />Personal learning programmes catered for students needs.<br />Students can achieve unit qualifications from the Qualifications Unit Framework which can be combined to achieve whole qualifications.<br />
  12. 12. Personal, Learning & Thinking Skills<br />Created to ensure students have the skills for employment and higher education.<br />Incorporates six skills – Independent inquiry, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Team working, Self management and Effective participation.<br />
  13. 13. Functional Skills<br />Introduced to ensure students have the skills for employment and higher education.<br />Stand alone qualifications equivalent to half a GCSE A* - C for each functional skill.<br />Functional skills for ICT, Maths and English will be taught to all students from 2010.<br />
  14. 14. Disadvantages of the Reform<br />Government funding and planning of funds is essential to the success of the initiative.<br />Can only be successful if all stakeholders involved work together.<br />
  15. 15. Advantages of the Reform<br />Empowers young people to take charge of their own learning.<br />Offers a variety of different pathways for students to take.<br />Boosts self esteem by setting young people up for success.<br />Schools creating links to businesses.<br />
  16. 16. Advantages of the Reform - Continued<br />Personalised learning so all young people can be successful.<br />Provides an environment where young people can not only learn and develop but apply key and functional skills.<br />Provides opportunities to transfer skill into different areas.<br />Prepares young people for a continually changing world.<br />
  17. 17. References<br />The 14 – 19 Reforms and You, A guide for Schools, DCSF Publications 2009.<br />http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19/<br />http://www.14-19reforms.co.uk/<br />http://www.14-19reforms.co.uk/Videos.aspx<br />
  18. 18. Questions<br />Thank you for listening,<br />I welcome any questions you may have.<br />

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