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Keele university implications of the changes to the 14-19 curriculum


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Keele university implications of the changes to the 14-19 curriculum

  1. 1. Implications of the Changes to the 14-19 Curriculum By Nisha Sharma
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Why Is There A Need To Reform? </li></ul><ul><li>What Are The Changes? </li></ul><ul><li>Diagram Main routes through 14-19 education and training in 2015 and beyond . (DCSF) </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aim <ul><li>Ensure that every young person by 19 has had the education or training needed to prepare him/her to succeed in life. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a choice of routes for 14-19 year olds that lead to valuable qualifications and progression to further learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Is It That We Need To Reform? <ul><li>Changes in technology and global economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Help motivate all young people to participate and achieve. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote students to stay longer into education. 9.2% 16-18 year olds were NEET (Not in Education, Employed or Training) by end of 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage young people to continue in learning courses they find engaging. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Are The Changes? <ul><li>Increase the school leaving age to:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 by 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 by 2018 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Qualifications revised :- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GCSE’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diplomas (in 17 subjects) at 3 levels by 2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foundation Tier Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Project qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for education and training for young people held by Local Authorities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Are The Changes? <ul><li>GCSE’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up-to-date content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Level’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A levels to allow candidates to be “stretched and challenged”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most subjects reduced from 6 units to 4 units. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A* grade introduced. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What Are The Changes? <ul><li>Diplomas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 levels (Foundation, Higher, Advanced) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation :- Level 1 - 5 GCSE’s (grades D-G) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher :- Level 2 – 7 GCSE’s (grades A*-C) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced :- Level 3 – 3 ½ A Levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot Wage Subsidy Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2020, over 250,000 Apprenticeship starts.  </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 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 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
  9. 9. Implications <ul><li>Students more employable and have higher job prospects from skills. </li></ul><ul><li>More students will continue on into higher education or further education and will not be NEET. </li></ul><ul><li>It will “stretch and challenge” students at higher level, and will give support to students at lower levels. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives a higher demand for teachers and many career opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit to teachers as well as students. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Implications <ul><li>However…. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in workload for teachers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Many routes of learning, giving 14-19 year olds lots of opportunities to gain more qualifications and then in turn higher job prospects </li></ul><ul><li>Positive way to reduce those in NEET. </li></ul><ul><li>More focus on skills (English, Maths and ICT) </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /curriculum </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank You For Listening </li></ul>