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Keele interview


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Keele interview

  1. 1. Impacts of the Changes to the 14-19 curriculum<br />Presented by<br />Matthew Astley<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />Why are we reforming?<br />What is being changed?<br />Implications of reforming<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Why are we reforming?<br />3<br />Address key skills issues<br />English, Maths & IT<br />Encourage students to stay into education longer<br />10% of 16-18 year olds are NEET (Not in Education, Employable or Training)<br />Increase the students achievements<br />Will increase their job prospects<br />
  4. 4. What is being changed?<br />4<br />Rise minimum age to leave education to 18 by 2015<br />Revised qualifications:<br />Reviewed & updated GCSE’s<br />New qualifications & diplomas<br />Improved Apprenticeships<br />Responsibility for education will be held with local authorities<br />
  5. 5. What is being changed?<br />5<br />GCSE-<br />Replacing coursework with controlled assessments<br />Including function skills into learning<br />A Level<br />New A* grade introduced<br />Some subjects will be reduced from 6 to 4 units<br />
  6. 6. What is being changed?<br />6<br />Diplomas<br />New qualifications added in many subject areas<br />Students given the opportunity to develop skills for their subject area’s<br />Apprenticeships<br />Have 1 in 5 young people in apprenticeships by 2020<br />Will continue to include NVQ, BTEC and City & Guild qualifications<br />Advanced apprenticeships allow young people to achieve foundation or honours degree<br />
  7. 7. What is being changed?<br />7<br />The Extended Project<br />Worth half an A Level grade A*-C<br />Will allow students to pursue a subject they are interested in<br />Will give students an insight into higher education<br />
  8. 8. Implications of reforming<br />8<br />Multiple pathways for students to follow<br />Challenge students at higher levels & support at low levels<br />Wider curriculum for education providers to support<br />Additional resources required<br />Increased workload for teachers<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />9<br />Large number of changes:<br />Flexible routes for learning<br />Extra qualifications<br />More focus on skills (English, Maths & IT)<br />Preparing students for work place<br />