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1 The 14-19 Curriculum Learning outcomes: To gain an overview of the 14-19 curriculum To gain an understanding of how it is being implemented in the context of the school that you are currently training in Produced as part of the Partnership Development Schools (PDS) Strategy Phase 3 2008-09 (Lead PDS: The Park Community School. Contact Chris Ley (

2 In pairs or small groups: Identify the different routes of education that were available when you were at school What subjects could you take? How does this differ from the school you are now training in? Why did the education system need to change?

3 How do you create citizen’s for the 21 st Century? Create a system of qualifications for 14-19 year olds which will provide a choice of routes, all of which lead to valuable qualifications and progression to further learning This new system is known as the 14-19 Curriculum. Its aim is to free up the curriculum to ensure that more young people leave school with qualifications which will allow them to be successful lifelong

4 The routes...... There are three main qualification routes, but the system is flexible so it is possible to select a mix or move between routes. This will depend on the school. Age 14 At age 14, pupils can choose: the Diploma GCSEs a young apprenticeship Support for those not ready to select a major qualification at 14 will be given through the new foundation learning tier Age 16 At age 16, in school or college, they can take: the Diploma A Levels an apprenticeship A further option at 16 is to be in work, with time set aside for training. Age 18 At 18, young people should have the qualifications to carry on in education or training, or to go into skilled work. The Government's guarantee of a suitable place at college or school for every 16— and 17-year-old is an important move towards achieving this goal

5 Summary of what a school should be offering its students GCSEs Diplomas Foundation Learning Tier Functional skills Personal, thinking and learning skills A levels International baccalaureate Many schools will have to or have formed consortiums with other schools in the area to offer the full range of options

6 Whichever route they take, all young people will be required to study the English, Maths and ICT needed to succeed in life and employment. These functional skills will be incorporated in GCSE English and Maths and in Diplomasfunctional skills Young people will also develop a range of personal, learning and thinking skills and apply their learning in work related contexts personal, learning and thinking skills

7 Personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS) Personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS), together with functional English, mathematics and ICT, cover the areas of competence that are most demanded by employers. Integrating these skills into the curriculum and qualifications will provide learners with a platform for employability and further learning. PLTS are: team working independent enquiry self-management reflective learning effective participation creative thinking

8 With a partner discuss how you have seen aspects of PLTs incorporated into lessons you have observed or taught yourself

9 The New Diplomas. The Diploma is a new qualification that combines theoretical study with practical experience and is part of the 14-19 Reform Programme being rolled out over the next five years. The introduction of the Diploma is part of the national programme Diplomas will cover 17 subjects, or lines of learning All Diplomas will require students to achieve a minimum standard in English, maths and ICT, complete a project and do a minimum of 10 days’ work experience Key features The Diploma provides young people with: a combination of the essential knowledge and skills that employers and universities look for; opportunities to experience different styles of learning in different environments such as school, college and the workplace, with an emphasis on practical activities and an integrated curriculum; opportunities to experience work in one of the UK’s main employment sectors; flexibility and choice with options to pursue their interests, whether this is further study or a job; an insight into what work is really like without committing them to a career in a particular area; a high-quality qualification that will be valued by industry and higher education.

10 From 2013, a statutory entitlement means any 14- to 19-year-old will have the right to take a Diploma course wherever they live. Not all schools and colleges will be able to offer Diplomas straight away. Please refer to the timetable for details of when each Diploma is available. Those wishing to deliver the Diploma will need to pass through a Gateway process, which will assess their readiness to deliver. timetable Rather than acting independently, schools, colleges and others are expected to deliver these Diplomas as part of a collaborative partnership. The DCSF recommends that any consortia interested in offering Diplomas from 2008 would benefit from participating in a Learning Visit.Learning Visit Planning for Delivery 2009 The Department produces a monthly e-newsletter, 'Planning for Delivery 09', with the latest information for consortia planning to deliver Diplomas in September 2009 and future years.Planning for Delivery 09 Delivery in 2010 The Diploma Gateway process determines which partnerships of schools and colleges can start delivering some or all of the first 14 Diploma subjects from September 2010. The application process for partnerships wishing to offer Diplomas in 2010 is now open. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2008.

11 Range of Diplomas available.... From September 2008 Engineering Construction and the Built Environment Information Technology Society, Health and Development Creative and Media. From September 2009 Environmental and Land-based Studies Manufacturing and Product Design Hair and Beauty Studies Business, Administration and Finance Hospitality. From September 2010 Public Services Sport and Active Leisure Retail Business Travel and Tourism. September 2011 Science Languages Humanities.

12 The Diploma will be available at three different levels: Foundation — equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D-G Higher — equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grades A*— C Advanced — equivalent to 3.5 A Levels A new extended Diploma, designed to extend each of the 17 Diploma lines by adding more generic and additional and specialist learning, will also be available from 2011. The extended Diplomas are expected to be equivalent to: Foundation — 7 GCSEs at grades D to G Higher — 9 GCSEs at grades A* to C Advanced - 4.5 A Levels There will also be a Progression Diploma equivalent in size to 2.5 A Levels. It will include the generic and principal learning sections of the full Advanced Diploma. Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their Diploma choice, complete a project, and do a minimum of ten days work experience

13 Apprenticeships... Apprenticeships are supported by Government and industry as a high-level, high-quality technical qualification which will increase the technical skills base in the labour market. An Apprenticeship is a structured programme of training which gives young people the opportunity to work for an employer, learn on the job and build up knowledge and transferable skills that will be needed throughout a working life. There are three routes into an Apprenticeship: through the Learning and Skills Council Apprenticeships Helpline; by contacting employers directly; or by talking to the local Connexions service. There are no set rules to apply for an Apprenticeship although some employers may ask for certain qualifications. An apprentice will in most cases be classed as employed and will earn a wage of between £70 and £80 per week. Traditionally an Apprenticeship is made up of Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate. Key Skills are an important part of the Apprenticeship training and are usually completed at the same time as the NVQ. The Technical Certificate such as BTEC or City and Guilds allows the Apprentice to acquire underpinning theoretical knowledge. This is an opportunity for 14 to 16-year-olds to combine the practical application of skills and knowledge in a vocational context with the pursuit of qualifications that relate to particular occupational sectors. When the young person has completed their Apprenticeship they will have good career prospects and also a route into further studies and, where appropriate, to Foundation Degrees. Subjects: Plumbing, electrician etc.

14 School Context.....

15 Summary of what a school should be offering its students. GCSEs Diplomas Foundation Learning Tier Functional skills Personal, thinking and learning skills A levels International baccalaureate Task: Could you now expand on this diagram to include what is and what isn’t offered at this school

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