2 SCOTTISH QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY WELCOME TO THE HNC/D SOCIAL SCIENCESANNUAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT EVENT5 NOVEMBER 2014Welcome to the annual staff development event for Social Sciences.Carol Hunter, QM for Social SciencesFiona MacKinnon, QO for Social Science
3 PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 10.30 am Coffee & Registration 11.00 am Welcome & SQA Update Carol Hunter, SQACarolyn Laird, New College Lanarkshire11.30 am Diverse Assessment Brian Dunn, North East Scotland College12.15 pm Workshop 1 (Sharing of Good Practice/School College Partnerships)12.45 pm Workshop 2 (Sharing of Good Practice/School College Partnerships)1.15 pm Plenary1.30 pm Lunch
4 VALIDATION DATES Old HND G87J 16 finish date 31/07/2015 New HNC GC3J 15 start 01/08/2011- valid indefinitelyNew HND GC3K 16 start date 01/08/ valid indefinitelyFive year review dueThis is just to remind you of key dates in relation to the lifespan of awards.This will be the last year for the old HNC.
5 2014 Operational Plan Update 1st October validation of PDAs in Sociology, Psychology, Politics and HistoryAvailable from January 2015SCQF level 7 awards comprise the A + B unitsSCQF level 8 awards comprise the C + D unitsAwards aimed at:Part-time and evening class learnersFull-time learnersAdult returnersYear 6 school pupilsThose seeking CPDAn update of where we are at in terms of producing exemplars is included in your pack.
6 2014 Operational Plan Update contd. Purpose:Widen participationMeet needs of variety of learnersProvide element of specialisation in the Social SciencesDevelop skills required for Higher EducationDevelop skills for EmploymentDevelop learning and study skillsProvide a fall back position for those who may not be able to achieve the full HNC/DProvide sense of achievement for candidatesProvide alternatives to discontinued Advanced Highers and offer progression opportunities to universityProvide opportunities for school/college partnershipsProvide flexible entry to Higher EducationUseful for centres that cannot offer whole HNC/HND
7 2014 Operational Plan Update contd. Work underway on development of PDA in Criminology at SCQF level 8Mandatory unit – FM43 35 Criminology (x2 credits)Plus one unit from:FK8R 34 Sociology A: Introduction to Sociology (x1 credit)FK8D 34 Psychology A: History and Development of Psychology (x1 credit)FK85 34 Politics A: An Introduction to Political Theories of the State (x1 credit)F1A7 34 Scottish Legal System (x1 credit)F1B4 34 Scottish Criminal Law (x1 credit)F0EB 35 Criminal Justice System in Scotland (x1 credit)
8 2014 Operational Plan Update contd. Designed to introduce candidates to topics and debates that inform contemporary justice; develop skills to evaluate theories of crime causation and of criminalisation; examine the role and aims of the Criminal Justice System in Scotland.Provides credit within HNC Social Sciences, HNC Legal Studies and HNC Police StudiesAimed at:Part-time and evening class learnersFull-time learnersAdult returnersThose seeking CPDValidate by March 2015
9 2014 Operational Plan Update contd. Developing a Psychology Lab experiment bookDeveloping examples of co operative learning sessionsMinor amendments to Sociology A and Sociology BPublishing Diverse Assessment GuideProducing a promotional leaflet for schoolsAs above.
10 2014 Operational Plan Update contd. Publishing an example of an academic poster for PoliticsPublished example of candidate response for HND examination (Research Issues/Politics/Psychology) on https://secure.sqa.org.uk/login.htmlPublished FAQ sheet on remediation and reassessment SQA web sitePiloting alternative assessments for Sociology A + B and Sociology B + C as part of HN Articulation Project
11 CURRENT QST MEMBERS North East Scotland College Dundee and Angus CollegeFife CollegeNew College LanarkshireAyrshire CollegeEdinburgh CollegeCollege Development NetworkUniversity of Highlands & IslandsCity of Glasgow CollegeThis is the current membership of the QDT.
12 Seeking New QST Members To represent:Glasgow Clyde College: Anniesland; Cardonald; LangsideGlasgow Kelvin College: Stow; John Wheatley, North GlasgowWest College Scotland: Reid Kerr; Clydebank; James Watt InverclydeForth Valley CollegeWest Lothian College
13 Seeking New External Verifiers Currently recruiting new External Verifiers for:PsychologyPhilosophyGeographyClosing date 14 NovemberDetails can be found on SQA Appointee Opportunities page of SQA web site
14 To Finish Contact details in pack Tel:Tel:Presentations from today on Social Sciences web pagePlease complete evaluation which will be conducted via Survey Monkey; link to be sent out next weekAs above.