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1 Unit Award Scheme (UAS) Using UAS simply and effectively

2 UNIT AWARD SCHEME What does UAS offer? Units in a wide range of activities and/or topics Over units to choose from Can be used with any age and ability Links to some AQA unit-based qualifications Recognises achievement – is not a qualification

3 UNIT AWARD SCHEME How can UAS help us? Helps plan course delivery Flexibility in assessment and evidence Can be used over a short timescale Can be used to accredit what we are already doing with our students, ie curriculum-led assessment

4 UNIT AWARD SCHEME How can UAS help our students? Sets clear targets Gives prompt feedback Increases engagement, motivation, performance and self-esteem Can provide a stepping stone to employment, further education, training and independent living

5 UNIT AWARD SCHEME What will the student receive? A Unit Award Statement This is issued promptly each time a student completes a unit Lists all the outcomes the student has achieved

6 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Search under key words, curriculum areas and/or levels If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can amend an existing unit for free or write your own for a nominal fee What Units are available

7 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Assessment – role of the Teacher You decide which unit(s) to use You prepare a Summary Sheet, itemising where required You teach the unit You complete the Summary Sheet with dates as outcomes are achieved and sign off You ensure evidence is correct and has been annotated/marked You give all the evidence, a copy of the unit and the Summary Sheet to me, the Co-ordinator

8 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Techniques of assessment depend on the evidence and include Inspection of tangible evidence Observation of tasks undertaken Discussion or Communication with the student Listening to oral work Making and recording assessments

9 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Assessment – role of the Co-ordinator I check all the evidence you present is correct and has been annotated/marked I check the Summary Sheet you have completed and counter-sign it I complete an AQA assessment form to register the students and their completed units I liaise with the AQA Assessor and/or AQA to submit the assessment forms I receive and check the Unit Award Statements and arrange for their distribution I am your main point of contact for any questions/issues relating to the scheme

10 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Contact AQA on Or Thank You Unit Award Scheme

11 UNIT AWARD SCHEME Contact me: (insert name/phone/ here) For help or advice Thank You Unit Award Scheme (alternate final slide)


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