Presentation on theme: "The Changing Qualification Landscape Janet Holloway 21 November 2012."— Presentation transcript:
The Changing Qualification Landscape Janet Holloway 21 November 2012
Ofqual Independent regulator of qualifications in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland Standards Policy Objectives – Reform
A levels Key findings show support for The principle of higher education engagement with A level design, however there was less support for universities “endorsing” each A-level Students being assessed at the end of each of their first and second year of study The removal of January exams and reduced resit opportunities Increasing synoptic assessment in A levels, allowing students to integrate and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding with breadth and depth of studies Reducing internal assessment.
A levels – next steps Confirmation of policy on A level structure Confirmation of arrangements for engagement of HE Confirmation of timeline and management of implementation
Qualification reform at Key stage 4 DfE Consultation Reform of qualifications – EBC Reform of market Key questions What is the standard to be set and maintained? How inclusive are the qualifications to be? What will the content requirements be?
Qualifications at Key stage 4 Market Reform Other qualifications Accountability measures