Cf e qualifications development update

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Cf e qualifications development update

  1. 1. Qualifications are changing Qualifications Development Update
  2. 2. Qualifications development model <ul><li>Hybrid of previous qualifications development models </li></ul><ul><li>Separates roles, clear and focused remits </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications will be developed in a more strategic and proactive way </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Front ended’ quality assurance is now an integral part of the development process </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement activities – open and transparent - will be more clearly focused at each stage of the development process </li></ul>
  3. 3. Clear roles and remits
  4. 4. Relationship between CfE and SCQF levels 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 Early Years Continues up to Level 12 CfE Levels SCQF Levels ≈ 4
  5. 5. Progression from Experiences and Outcomes <ul><li>Broad match between CfE Level 4 and SCQF Level 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Each course is specific, and: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>has a clear, distinct rationale and unit structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>draws on the principles and practice papers for its ‘big ideas’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>draws on experiences and outcomes as appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is based on national standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has evidence requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is set against SCQF </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. National 4 and National 5 – draft Course Rationale and Summary <ul><li>Follows on from Overview Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose and aims of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Outline of skills and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Course Structure, brief description of Units </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of Added Value </li></ul><ul><li>Method(s) for assessing Added Value </li></ul><ul><li>Key messages published online for each Course on its subject page, accompanied by a request for specific feedback </li></ul>
  7. 7. Environmental Science National 4: key points <ul><li>This new Course: </li></ul><ul><li>builds on the principles and practice papers in the sciences and social subjects curriculum areas and has a strong inter-disciplinary nature </li></ul><ul><li>provides progression from the sciences and social science principles and practice papers by giving learners opportunities and encourages an experiential and investigative approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>provides progression from the experiences and outcomes to investigate the natural and human impact on sustainability, the Earth’s systems and resources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental Science National 4: key points (cont.) <ul><li>This new Course: </li></ul><ul><li>allows flexibility and personalisation within the Course by allowing choice in the topics studied </li></ul><ul><li>promotes a problem-solving approach to topics like power generation, waste reduction, recycling, land use, forestry, agriculture, economics, and a wide range of other areas </li></ul><ul><li>assesses added value through a project and a test </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stakeholder engagement <ul><li>Open and transparent - draft materials on web </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of groups and individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive, planned engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to explore issues and help shape thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offer advice and guidance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reflect on and test proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MyAlerts and feedback facilities on web – feedback summaries to CARGs and QDTs and then published on web </li></ul><ul><li>Intrinsic part of the development process </li></ul>
  10. 10. CARG, QDT and SWG <ul><li>Externally nominated: </li></ul><ul><li>Eight Curriculum Area Review Groups (CARGs) </li></ul><ul><li>Review Group for Literacy and Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Review Group for Access 1 and Access 2 </li></ul><ul><li>42 subject based Qualifications Design Teams (QDT) </li></ul><ul><li>Register of Interest: </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Working Groups (SWGs) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Suites of Courses: what’s new? <ul><li>New broad based Courses at Access 3 and National 4: Business; Design and Technology; Science, Social Subjects; Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>New Courses: Computing and Information Science, Design and Manufacture; Engineering Science; Environmental Science; Practical Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>New practical Courses: Cookery; Cake Baking and Finishing; Electronics; Fabric and Textiles; Metalworking; Woodworking </li></ul><ul><li>New Awards: Belief and Reflection; Health and Wellbeing; Languages; Personal Development </li></ul>
  12. 12. What’s next? Documents Published National 4, National 5 draft Course Rationales and Summaries Jan 2011 National 4, National 5 draft Course Specifications Apr 2011 Higher draft Course Rationales and Summaries May 2011 Higher draft Course Specifications Aug 2011 National 4, National 5 draft Unit Specifications Aug 2011 National 4, National 5 draft Unit Specifications Aug 2011 Access 3 draft Course Rationales and Summaries Aug 2011 Higher draft Unit Specifications Nov 2011 National 4, National 5 draft Course and Unit Assessment Specifications Nov 2011 Access 3 draft Unit Specifications Dec 2011 National 4, National 5 draft Unit Support Packs Jan 2012 Publication of final Specifications Apr 2012 Assessment support and exemplification materials available: National 4, National 5 (Apr 2012); Higher (Apr 2013); Advanced Higher (Apr 2014)

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