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A Level Reform
Phil Beach
Director of Strategic Relationships, General Qualifications
Responsibilities for reform
Government – Department for Education
Decides overall policy on qualifications
Arrangements fo...
Ofqual’s reform decisions
A levels should:
define and assess achievement of the knowledge, skills and understanding
needed...
What will reformed A levels look like?
Structure
All exams in the summer at the end of the course
Assessment
Exam where po...
A Level reform timeline
Geography
Modern foreign languages
Ancient languages
Religious studies
Drama and theatre
Dance
Mus...
Find out more
 Find out which qualifications have been accredited so far here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications...
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Phil Beach's presentation to the Association of Colleges A level reform conference, 11 February 2015

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Phil Beach, Director of Strategic Relationships for General Qualifications, spoke to the AoC conference about A level reforms.

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Phil Beach's presentation to the Association of Colleges A level reform conference, 11 February 2015

  1. 1. A Level Reform Phil Beach Director of Strategic Relationships, General Qualifications
  2. 2. Responsibilities for reform Government – Department for Education Decides overall policy on qualifications Arrangements for content/curriculum development Ofqual Responsible for securing overall standards in qualifications Set rules for, and monitors, exam board performance Set criteria for design of qualifications (structure and assessment) and checks that these rules are met Oversee awarding of AS and A levels to ensure standards are maintained consistently and fairly Exam boards Design and deliver qualifications
  3. 3. Ofqual’s reform decisions A levels should: define and assess achievement of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed by students to progress to further study and employment set out a robust and internationally comparable post-16 academic course of study to develop this knowledge, skill and understanding permit UK universities to accurately identify the level of attainment of students provide a basis for school and college accountability measures at age 18 and provide a benchmark of academic ability for employers
  4. 4. What will reformed A levels look like? Structure All exams in the summer at the end of the course Assessment Exam where possible Other forms of assessment only where necessary Grading Staying the same as now, A* to E (and U) Demand Same level of challenge as current A levels
  5. 5. A Level reform timeline Geography Modern foreign languages Ancient languages Religious studies Drama and theatre Dance Music Physical education September 2016September 2015 English language English literature English language and literature Biology Chemistry Physics Psychology Computer science Business History Art and design Economics Sociology September 2017 Maths Further Maths Remaining subjects
  6. 6. Find out more  Find out which qualifications have been accredited so far here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-gcses-as-and-a-levels- accredited-to-be-taught-from-2015 Questions? Ofqual at www.gov.uk/ofqual Ofqual helpdesk – 0300 303 3346 email – public.enquiries@ofqual.gov.uk tweet – @ofqual For more information on curriculum and content: Department for Education at www.gov.uk/dfe

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