2SCOTTISH 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
3PROGRAMME 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
4VALIDATION 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.
52014 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.
62014 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
72014 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)
82014 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
92014 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.
102014 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
11CURRENT 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.
12Seeking 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
13Seeking 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
14To 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.