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Deptford Green School 2009-10. The 14-19 and Skills White Papers in England announced the introduction of ‘functional’ English, Mathematics and ICT qualifications.

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1 Deptford Green School

2 The and Skills White Papers in England announced the introduction of ‘functional’ English, Mathematics and ICT qualifications for young people These functional skills are practical skills that allow individuals to operate confidently, effectively and independently Functional Skills exist as stand-alone qualifications and also form part of GCSEs in English, Mathematics, ICT, Diplomas, Apprenticeships and the Foundation Learning Tier Assessment (currently) will cover 3 skill areas at Entry level, Level 1 to Level 2: - using ICT systems - using ICT to find information - communicating information using ICT Functional Skills Functional Skills at Level 2 (a key milestone) will become a requirement for certificating a GCSE and is also a compulsory element of the Diploma The standards for Level 3 development are currently in the pipeline

3 Curriculum Responsibilities Ray Ganney Paul Smart Richard McCrae [Subject leader] [Yr 7 and 8 Transition coordinator] [Yr 9 Transition coordinator ] Key skills delivery in Yr 7 QCA Units 7.1 / 7.2 / 7.3 / 7.4 / 7.5 / 7.6 / 8.2 / Flash / Dreamweaver eportfolio in Yr 8 DIDA delivery Functional Skills implementation AIDA Level 2 delivery Functional Skills implementation (KS 3 to KS 4 )

4 Functional Skills It should be noted that Mathematics and English will play a significant part in the delivery of ICT functional skills. Achievement and Attainment Tables (30/04/2008) Entry Level 1 Entry 1 = 5 points Entry 2 = 6 points Entry 3 = 7 points Level 1 Each qualification is worth 12.5 points Each qualification contributes 10% towards threshold (Short Course GCSE Grade E = 14 points, F = 11 points) Level 2 Each qualification is worth 23 points Each qualification contributes 10% towards threshold (Short Course GCSE Grade B = 23 points) What does this mean? Each Functional Skill is equivalent to half a GCSE at Level 1 and Level 2. This is similar to Basic Skills (Adult Literacy and Numeracy). Level 2 discounts Level 1.

5 The ICT department at Deptford Green is currently reviewing the process for a targeted Yr 9 cohort to sit the Level 1 / 2 entries in 2009 On-going developments It would seem apparent that co-ordination between English, Mathematics and ICT would be beneficial to these departments Functional Skills will be a statutory curriculum requirement by 2010


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