Changes for 2010 Improving Life Chances through Education. May 2009. Objectives of the day. Give an overview of core GCSEs for 2010. Share curriculum initiatives and differences made around: Achievement & Attainment Widening participation Progression. Progression: The other 50% ?.
Give an overview of core GCSEs for 2010.
Share curriculum initiatives and differences made around:
If at first you don’t succeed . . . . . you don’t succeed!
Source: DfES Corporate Strategy 2004; Main study aim of 16 year olds by year 11 attainment
Core subjects account for 47.4% of all entries.
‘The provision that really makes a difference is ambitious. It does not believe that anyone’s past or present circumstances should define their future.’
National Manager: Claire Graham
English Review 2000-2005, OFSTED
Assessment for learning: the impact of National Strategy support
Commended by our pilot centres
English A* - C rate was 35% (2007)
Increased to 56% (2008)
“The pilot played a crucial role in engaging and motivating learners ”.
“It is no coincidence that our best ever English results contributed to our best ever 'gold standard' results from 39% to 55% - and our highest ever sixth form/College staying on rates”.
Phillip May, Head Teacher: Costessey High School
Observations on the Edexcel GCSE Pilot – Sept 2005 – Feb 2009
National Manager: Maria Hoather
Quotes from OFSTED ‘Understanding the score’ report 2008
Market Leader:Over 2/3 of schools and colleges in the UK. High success rates.
Choice and Accessibility of Assessment
Accessibility of question papers
New MCQ paper choice to assess onscreen unique to Edexcel GCSE
Mathematics Modular to help enhance achievement and motivation.
Gumley House School, Hounslow, Pietro Tozzi, Head of Mathematics,
Expressing the benefits of choosing our Modular course:
“Over the past few years our Maths Department has become the flagship department for our school. The reason why is our improvement from 59% A* - C to 85% A* - C since switching over to the Edexcel Modular GCSE. This transition was not easy, but was made possible due to ongoing support.
I certainly feel that I am at the cutting edge of all changes in Mathematical education and am totally supported. The Past Paper service has helped me and my colleagues enormously to prepare our students with confidence. When I speak in meetings about the level of support we get in Mathematics, other schools are envious!”
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“higher-attaining students were insufficiently challenged”
“Most students who choose not to pursue an ICT qualification at KS4 did not receive their statutory entitlement to the National Curriculum for ICT”
ICT in primary and secondary schools: Ofsted’s findings 2005/08, March 09
1 x GCSE
2 x GCSE
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GCSE Specification& Accessible Assessment
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Required component of Diploma
3 year pilot, available from Entry 1 to Level 2
Embedded teaching and learning at Key Stage 3
Compulsory at KeyStage 4 from 2010
Key Government initiative
Set of standards that all learners will have to achieve
Teaching and learning should be embedded in all pathways: i.e. Diplomas, GCSEs, FLT, BTECs, Apprenticeships
What are Functional Skills?
Each qualification is worth 12.5 points
Equivalent to short course GCSE
Each qualification is worth 23 points
Equivalent to short course GCSE
Entry 1 = 5 points
Entry 2 = 6 points
Entry 3 = 7 points
What does this mean?
Many schools have been using our ALAN and ALAN Onscreen with outstanding success.
ALAN is available at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2, and can be taken by learners at any age
Centres currently offering ALAN as an integrated part of the GCSEs in maths and English are already helping their staff to develop the teaching techniques they need to deliver FS
“ALAN is the ideal preparation for Functional Skills.”
Jane Tyers, King Edward VI School, Suffolk
“ALAN free on-line practice tests are fantastic as a resource and assessment tool.”
Ben Creasy, former DH, Henry Mellish School, Nottingham
“ALAN motivates the disaffected students as well as the gifted and
talented.” Secondary school Wolverhampton
Most centres stated they are currently teaching Functional Skills “As stand-alone qualifications”.
Portfolio of materials and resources for guidance and support including:
Curriculum modelling as stand alone and with other subjects
Practice assessment materials & teacher guidance
Online teaching and learning resources/textbooks
Examples, content exemplification and case studies
Dedicated Support team contactable by phone or email
Free induction training and non-pilot briefings
Ask the expert and FAQs
Termly newsletter and email updates
Free web based analysis - Results Plus
Edexcel Dedicated Pilots Team [email protected]
Edexcel Dedicated non-pilot support [email protected]
Edexcel Telephone Support: FS Line - 0844 576 0028
BTEC and WorkSkills
A suite of over 30 stand alone bite size units of 10 GLH. The units are currently available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
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