Implications of the changes to the 14 19 curriculum

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Implications of the changes to the 14 19 curriculum

  1. 1. IMPLICATIONS OF THE CHANGES TO THE 14-19 CURRICULUM By Munnas Ahmed
  2. 2. AIMS <ul><li>Reasons for reforming </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Affects of changes for teachers and pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of reforming </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages of reforming </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons for Reforming <ul><li>The world is changing fast. </li></ul><ul><li>The UK is falling behind </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020 there will be 5 million fewer low skilled jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of all jobs will require a graduate level qualification. </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are looking for high skilled employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees lack basic skills in numeracy, literacy and IT. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will be more relevant to today’s world. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before Reform <ul><li>Age 14 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age 16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BTEC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age 18 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Foundation Learning Tier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For learners not ready for a full level 2 qualification. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will help pupils to progress their studies to level 2. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal learning programmes to cater for pupils needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly updated to ensure high quality. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Functional skills incorporated into Maths, Science and ICT. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Challenging and preparing pupils for higher education and employment. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><ul><li>Diploma’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New qualification as part of 14-19 reform </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical experience through work experience and project. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It will allow pupils to find out about an area of their interest. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many options open for pupils as following the diploma. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 17 NEW DIPLOMAS <ul><li>Business, Administration and Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and the Built Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creative and Media </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and Land-Based Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Hair and Beauty Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing and Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Public Services </li></ul><ul><li>Retail Business </li></ul><ul><li>Society, Health and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and Active Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities and Social Sciences </li></ul>
  8. 8. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The aim is to have one in five young people in apprenticeships by 2020. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships will continue to include NVQ’s, BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced apprenticeships will allow young people to achieve foundation or honours degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with accredited training. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From 2013 pupils going into full or part time work at age 16 will need to continue in part time education until the age of 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part time education will need to be one day a week on equivalent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2015 the age will increase to 18. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. After Reform – Progression Routes <ul><li>Functional skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced to ensure pupils have the skills required for employment and higher education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone qualification equivalent to GCSE for each functional skill. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional skills for Maths, ICT and English will be taught to all students from 2010. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Functional Skills <ul><li>“ Functional Skills are practical skills in English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Mathematics, that allow individuals to work confidently, effectively and independently in life”. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OCR </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Implications - Learning <ul><li>Decisions are made from a young age. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 14, pupils can choose: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation or Higher Diploma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 16, in school or college, they can take: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Diploma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE/A-Levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment with Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At age 18, they can: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FE or HE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship post 18 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment with Training </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Implications - Teaching <ul><li>Collaborating and integrating with employers, colleges and schools. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is a functional skill </li></ul><ul><li>New courses </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils will stay on longer thus increasing numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Workload will increase. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Advantages of the Reform <ul><li>Young people to take charge of their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Many pathways and options available for pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>Boosts self-esteem by setting young people up for success. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools creating links to businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an environment where young people can apply key and functional skills with learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to transfer skills into different areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares young people for a continually changing world. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Disadvantages of the Reform <ul><li>All stakeholder need to work together to ensure success. </li></ul><ul><li>Government funding and plans are essential to the success of the initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>More choices may create more problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Will there be enough places for apprenticeships because of the recession? </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the curriculum will mean a review of university admission policies and entry requirements for all programmes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Every Child Matters <ul><li>How does this link in? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Governments aim is for every child, whatever their background, or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be healthy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay safe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy and achieve </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a positive contribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve economic well-being </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Will Reform work ?
  17. 17. References <ul><li>http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/14-19/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.14-19reforms.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ttrb.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/14-19Curriculum/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10406595 </li></ul>

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