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Introducing the new BTEC Level 2 Firsts from September 2012. BTECs are evolving for 2012 Presenting a new generation of BTECs. Rod Smith. Managing Director of Edexcel International and MD Vocational and Applied Pearson. Agenda. 1. 2. 3. Questions & Feedback.

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Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

Introducing the new BTEC Level 2 Firsts from September 2012


Btecs are evolving for 2012 presenting a new generation of btecs

BTECs are evolving for 2012Presenting a new generation of BTECs

Rod Smith

Managing Director of Edexcel International

and MD Vocational and Applied Pearson

BTECs are evolving for 2012 l November 2011


Agenda

Agenda

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2

3

Questions & Feedback

BTECs are evolving: our new proposition for 2012

UK Education policy: the latest developments


Uk education policy the latest developments

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UK Education policyThe latest developments

BTECs are evolving for 2012 l November 2011


Vocational learning a secure future in the 14 19 curriculum

Vocational learning – a secure future in the 14-19 curriculum

Vocational learning has a strong, secure future in the 14-19 curriculum

Wolf report re-inforced that vocational learning must remain an “essential part of a balanced curriculum”

A new generation of BTEC qualifications: supporting the Wolf agenda by guaranteeing the place of high quality vocational learning.

Tried and trusted: BTECs have a proven track record over more than a quarter of a century in delivering results – and progression.


Performance and accountability

Performance and Accountability

1

Outcomes of recent 14-16 consultation

All qualifications will be reported in performance tables

Only GCSEs and selected other qualifications in headline measures

Non-GCSE qualifications have to demonstrate 7 characteristics

Up to 2 non-GCSEs allowed, and will have an equivalence of 1 GCSE

A ‘year’s grace’ for many existing qualifications

List for 2014 headline measures to be published in January 2012


Performance and accountability1

Performance and Accountability

2

Outcomes of recent 14-16 consultation

The 7 characteristics:

1. At least as big as a GCSE (120 GLH)

2. External assessment – minimum 20%

3. Synoptic assessment

4. Graded

5. Content appropriate for 14-16 year olds

6. Evidence they support progression

7. Proven track record


Performance and accountability2

Performance and Accountability

3

What does that mean for your BTEC provision?

Good news:

Existing BTEC Level 2 Firsts already meet most of the criteria

Seeking extension for existing BTEC Firsts: last registrations Dec 2012

New, fully compliant BTEC Firsts available in 8 sectors from September 2012

Plans to redevelop remaining sectors at Level 2 from September 2013

Level 1 qualifications with a compliant Level 2 “parent” will count in headline

measures and feature in the 5 A*-G tables

Start redeveloping new BTEC Level 3 National suite from September 2013


Performance and accountability3

Performance and Accountability

4

Headline measures – “The List”

“The List” – Jan 12 (for Sept 12 first teaching)

DfE List of qualifications compliant for headline measures – how it works

What that means for BTEC Level 2 Firsts

“Grace Year” list

Year 9


Btecs are evolving for 2012 presenting btec level 2 firsts from 2012

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BTECs are evolving for 2012Presenting … BTEC Level 2 Firsts from 2012

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Presenting btec level 2 firsts from 2012

Presenting … BTEC Level 2 Firsts from 2012

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PRINCIPLES

14-16 CONSULTATION: BTECS MATCH ALL 7 CHARACTERISTICS

SUBJECT SECTORS

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5

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LOOKING AHEAD

BTEC SCIENCE

SUPPORT PREVIEW


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

Principles

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Btec level 2 firsts 7 key principles

BTEC Level 2 Firsts: 7 key principles

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Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 CONSULTATION:

BTECS from 2012 match all

7 characteristics

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Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 CONSULTATION:

Size

2.1


Btec level 2 firsts 4 sizes

BTEC Level 2 Firsts – 4 sizes

Extended Certificate

Diploma

Certificate

Award

480 GLH

4 GCSEs size

From September 2013

240 GLH

2 GCSEs size

From September 2012

120 GLH1 GCSE size

From September 2012

360 GLH

3 GCSEs size

From September 2012


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 CONSULTATION:

Grading

2.2


Unit grading rigour progressive achievement

Unit grading: rigour & progressive achievement

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Mastery Model (No change)

To earn each grade, learners much achieve all the criteria for each grade up to – and including – the attained grade.

Unit grades remain: Distinction, Merit & Pass at Level 2.

NEW: Level 2 qualification: allows a Level 1 pass to recogniseachievement.

NEW!


Qualification grading reflecting overall achievement

Qualification grading: reflecting overall achievement

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Compensation Model(New)

Qualification grade is calculated across the whole qualification using a points-based scale.

Core: Learners must achieve an overall pass on the core to pass the qualification.

Distinction*: recognising high achievers - half way between Distinction grade boundary and “full marks”.

NEW!


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 CONSULTATION:

External Assessment

(Maximum 25%)

2.3


Btec level 2 firsts assessment

BTEC Level 2 Firsts: Assessment

Internal Assessment

External Assessment

Supporting teacher-led assessment: the right assessment for the sector.

Maximum: 25%

Teacher-led assessment remains at the heart of BTEC learning.

Minimum: 75%


Internal assessment

Internal Assessment

Teacher-led assessment remains at the heart of BTEC learning.

75% of the course is still assignments set – and assessed – by teachers and tutors.

Clarified assessment criteria to make them even more accurate, particularly for Merit & Distinction - means increased confidence in rewarding high achievers.

Assignment checking service: free support service to help ensure assignments enable learners to demonstrate appropriate evidence across the required criteria.


What will the external assessment look like

What will the External Assessment look like?

The right amount: supports - does not replace - teacher-led assessment

Always applies to one core unit (50% of the total core)

RIGHT FOR THE SECTOR

for example:

Award

Certificate

ExtendedCertificate

Diploma

(from Sept 13)

TESTS (including Onscreen)

(Sport; IT;Business; Science; Engineering; H&SC)

TASKS

(Art & Design)

PERFORMANCE

(Performing Arts)

480 GLH

360 GLH

= 16%

120 GLH

= 25%

240 GLH

= 25%

  • Paper-based or online. Online can include video clips and short-answer questions

Project from brief supplied

Observed and marked by an external examiner


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 CONSULTATION:

Synoptic Assessment

2.4


Synoptic assessment

Synoptic Assessment

“ A form of assessment which requires a candidate to demonstrate that s/he can identify and use effectively in an integrated way an appropriate selection of techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the whole vocational area, which are relevant to a key task.”Qualifications for 14-16 Year Olds and Performance Tables, November 2011

How does BTEC meet the requirements for synoptic assessment?

Synoptic doesn’t mean “at the end of the course”: BTEC is by its very nature synoptic in approach.

Synoptic assessment can be marked by teachers and tutors in the centre – it doesn’t need to be externally assessed.


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 Consultation:

Evidence of support for Progression

2.5


Support for progression

Support for progression

1. Quantitative evidence for progression: 2010 statistics

In 2010, of the learners studyingon BTEC First Certificates:

In 2010, of the learners studying on BTEC First Diplomas:

81% went on to further study in 6th form or FE colleges

76% went on to further study in 6th form or FE colleges

71% of these learners continued their studies in the same subject

34% of these learners continued their studies in the same subject

2. Qualitative evidence – further research in schools and colleges in 2012


Support for progression1

Support for progression

Nathan’s story

Nathan achieved his BTEC National Diploma with overall Distinction and has just completed his first year at Leeds University. He has recently been named IT Student of the Year by the Royal Society of Arts.

The practical experience and knowledge Nathan gained through his BTEC course enabled him to identify – and confidently follow – his vocation.

Read Nathan’s story at: btec.co.uk/Nathan


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 Consultation:

Proven track record

2.6


Proven track record for learning

Proven track record … for learning

In the Academic Year 2010-2011, BTEC Level 2 Firsts achieved:

0.5 million registrations

in 3,000 centres

on 15,000 programmes

with an 80% pass rate (400,000 successful learners)


Proven track record for progression

Proven track record … for progression

In October 2010, the independently commissioned London Economics Report confirmed that:

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data from 2010 analysis confirmed that:

Over 100,000 BTEC students successfully progressed to higher education in 2010

BTEC helps students do better in their GCSEs. Over 60% of BTEC learners also achieve five A*-C GCSEs.


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

14-16 Consultation:

Appropriate content

for 14-16

2.7


Content appropriate for 14 16 year olds

Content appropriate for 14-16 year olds

  • New generation BTECs on the NQF provide:

  • broad, balanced introduction to the sector, keeping all possible progression pathways open

  • appropriate content for pre-16 delivery

Mandatory core knowledge

Flexible progression pathways

Contextualised English and maths

Transferable employability skills

  • Balanced core of underpinning knowledge and applied learning.

  • Supports progression through choice of option units.

  • Mapped to GCSE functional areas

  • Generic units supporting work- related skills.


Btec level 2 firsts an example

BTEC Level 2 Firsts: an example

Award(120 GLH=1 GCSE size)

Certificate(240 GLH=2 GCSEs size)

Extended Certificate(360 GLH=3 GCSEs size)

Core unit (Internal assessment)

Core unit (Internal assessment)

Mandatory Specialist unit(External assessment)

Core unit (Internal assessment)

Mandatory Specialist unit (External assessment)

30 GLH

30 GLH

30 GLH

30 GLH

30 GLH

Core unit (External assessment)

Specialist units(Internal assessment)

Can include Generic units (if appropriate) up to 60 GLH

Specialist units(Internal assessment)

Can include Generic units (if appropriate) up to 30 GLH

Core unit (External assessment)

Specialist units(Internal assessment)

Can include Generic units (if appropriate) up to 90 GLH

Core unit (External assessment)

30 GLH

To atotal of 360 GLH

To atotal of 120 GLH

30 GLH

To atotal of 240 GLH

30 GLH


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

Subject Sectors

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Btec level 2 firsts from 2012

BTEC Level 2 Firsts from 2012

8 new BTEC qualifications: Phase 1

Business

Engineering

Applied Science

Art & Design

Health & Social Care

Information & Creative Technology

Performing Arts

Sport


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

BTEC Applied Science

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Btec science from 2012

BTEC Science from 2012

Qualifications structure


Btec science from 20121

BTEC Science from 2012

Content – Assessment - Progression

Content

Based on current (2010) units 1-6: no optional units

Assessment

External 25% Internal 75%

Progression

Maintain current routes and consult on developing additional units to support progression to other qualifications e.g. GCE.

Optional units for 2013

Interested in joining our trial? Contact: [email protected]


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

Support for planning, delivery & assessment

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Support

Support

Planning, delivery & assessment

Find out more in the next session about:

Digital and print resources for planning & delivery

Support through the first year of teaching

Support for the lifetime of the qualification

Quality Assurance: support and training


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

Looking ahead

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Btec level 2 firsts

BTEC Level 2 Firsts

8 new BTEC specifications proposed for 2013

Construction & the Built Environment

Childcare

Hospitality & Catering

Creative Media Production

Music

Land-Based & Environment

Public Services

Travel & Tourism


Btec level 3 nationals

BTEC Level 3 Nationals

Redevelopment begins for 2013

Policy context for development taken from 16-19 consultations

16-19 Funding

16-19 Study programmes

UCAS Qualifications and Information Review (QIR)

Raising the Participation Age (RPA) in 2013

Redevelopment begins for first teaching in September 2013

More news in spring 2012

We will be consulting with you prior to the first phase of development


Btec keeps evolving in 2012 timeline

BTEC keeps evolving in 2012: Timeline

2012

MAY

JUL

SEP

NOV

MAR

JAN

BTEC Level 2 Firsts

Specs & SAMs available in centres

BTEC Level 2 Firsts

Phase 1: First teaching

Headline Measures in schools List publishes for 2012 starts

BTEC Level 2 FirstsTraining

BTEC Level 2 FirstsResources publish

Headline measures in schools

List publishes for 2103 starts

BTEC in FE

FEC events & consultation

16-19

Consultations Report


In summary

In summary

Timely

BTEC Level 2 Firsts in 8 key sectors in time for first teaching in September 2012.

The best BTECs ever

Widest ever consultation – match Government’s criteria for excellence in vocational learning.

More support

Support how, when, and where you need it for the lifetime of the qualification.

Real learning for life

Students who have a BTEC Level 2 qualification and five good GCSEs increase their lifetime earning potential by 5.9%, compared to those who have just five or more GCSEs.


Introducing the new btec level 2 firsts from september 2012

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