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University of Huddersfield School of Education & Professional Development Change is the norm….
School of Education & Professional Development July 2007 for Sept 2008 New Secondary National Curriculum http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/index.aspx http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/index.aspx New programmes of study have been designed to give teachers a less prescriptive, more flexible framework for teaching, creating more scope to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of individual learners.
School of Education & Professional Development A Levels - 2008 There has been a reduction in the number of units of assessment from six to four greater depth of understanding reduce the assessment burden. An A* grade will be introduced to the grading of A level (not AS) 90% or more on the uniform mark scale across their A2 units.
School of Education & Professional Development A levels more challenging papers at A2 to develop the skills needed for success in higher education and employment. thinking and problem-solving skills A broad range of question types will be included to ensure that a range of skills is assessed. There will be a requirement for extended writing, At A2 - more synoptic assessment, which tests holistic understanding ability to make links between different areas
School of Education & Professional Development A levels The extended project is being introduced as a separate qualification that students may add to their programme. Students will be able to carry out a project on a topic of their own choosing. This may or may not be linked to their A level subjects. The projects will involve planning, research and evaluation, but their outcome may be a dissertation, the findings of an investigation or field study, a performance or an artefact. It will develop research skills and independent learning skills The new A level specifications are now available on awarding bodies’ websites.
School of Education & Professional Development GCSEs - 2009 GCSEs - revised GCSE subject criteria. public consultation, ended on 14 September; yet to publish Must include extended writing and more varied question types. First teaching 2009 Watch the websites!
School of Education & Professional Development Functional skills - 2010 English, mathematics and ICT GCSE candidates will need to have achieved a level 2 functional skills qualification in order to be awarded grade C or above in the related subject. The functional skills pilots started in September in 1,025 centres and involve 12 awarding bodies.
School of Education & Professional Development The Diploma - 2008 Sector-specific mandatory learning in one of five industry-driven Lines of Learning, plus stand-alone functional skills in English, mathematics and ICT. personal, learning and thinking skills such as teamwork and self- management a project of students’ own choosing a minimum of 10 days' supported work experience. The Diploma catalogues are at www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk The first five Diplomas are construction and the built environment; engineering; information technology; society, health and development; and creative and media Consortia must pass through the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Gateway process.
School of Education & Professional Development Phase 2 - 2009 Hospitality Environmental and land based studies Hair and beauty studies Business, administration and finance Manufacturing and product design Business Guidance at: http://www.qca.org.uk/libraryAssets/med ia/Business_1_fdn_formatted.pdf http://www.qca.org.uk/libraryAssets/med ia/Business_1_fdn_formatted.pdf