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New quality assurance arrangements
New Quality Assurance arrangements

  • Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14

  • New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach

  • New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts

  • Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted


New quality assurance arrangements1
New Quality Assurance arrangements

  • Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14

  • New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach

  • New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts

  • Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted


Prior verification
Prior-Verification

  • Can amend SQA Unit Assessment Support Packs, maintaining the standard.

  • If developing assessments, advised to use SQA Prior Verification Service.

  • First prior verification window opens 3rd June 2013, response in August.

  • Thereafter, 6 week turnaround on submissions

  • www.sqa.org.uk/cfepriorverification


Recognising positive achievement
Recognising Positive Achievement

  • Opportunities for candidates who have achieved Units at National 5, but failed the Course Assessment, to achieve the Course at National 4

  • “Fallback” based on hierarchical structures

  • No Compensatory Awards

  • Must have an entry and a ‘Pass’ result for the N4 Added Value Unit (English, Gaidhlig and Maths also require Literacy and Numeracy Units)

  • Pre and post certification models

  • A guide on these arrangements is now available www.sqa.org.uk/cfedelivery


Qualifications Update:

Modern Languages


Developing qualifications drivers
Developing qualifications - drivers

  • Progression – provide progression from Es & Os and maximise continuity between levels

  • More open and flexible requirements – fewer, broader outcomes, more focus on skills

  • Assessment which supports learning - open evidence requirements – choice of assessment approaches – opportunities for combined assessment

  • Refreshed and relevant contexts for learning, providing challenge and enjoyment

  • Personalisation and Choice – in content/contexts for Units - Added Value Unit at National 4 – coursework assessment at National 5

  • Robust and credible – current high standards in qualifications will be maintained


Relationship between CfE and SCQF Levels

Continues to 12

SCQF

Levels

4

4

CfE

Levels

3

3

2

2

1

1

early

years


Key points modern languages
Key Points – Modern Languages

  • Units Outcomes are skills based and provide flexibility and choice

  • through four contexts: society, learning, employability and culture

  • Reading , Listening, Talking and Writing are developed through

  • the 4 contexts and can be combined where appropriate

  • Understanding Language Unit at all levels -

  • overall purpose of texts assessed

  • Overall purpose question in Reading and Listening in Course

  • Assessment ( Question Paper) at National 5

  • N4 - Has added value assessment that provides

  • personalisation and choice in an Assignment



New quality assurance arrangements2
New Quality Assurance arrangements

  • Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14

  • New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach

  • New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts

  • Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted

  • Verification in Nov/Dec, Feb and Apr/May - allows for early identification of issues and support/guidance to be given



Modern LanguagesUnit AssessmentNational 3 to National 5


Unit assessment
Unit assessment

  • Flexible and open Assessment Standards and Evidence Requirements in Units

  • Greater range of techniques and methodologies for assessment – encouraged through Unit assessment support packages

  • Assessments can be designed to provide evidence across more than one outcome or Unit – combined assessments

  • More opportunities to gather naturally occurring evidence – assessment as part of learning and teaching


Unit assessment s upport packages purpose
Unit Assessment Support packages – purpose

Assessment support packages will be provided which you can use to:

  • Assess your candidates

  • Adapt for your own assessment programmes

  • Help you develop your own assessments


Unit assessment support packages key features
Unit Assessment Support packages – key features

  • Valid from August 2013

  • Designed to encourage professional judgement

  • Provide broad-based tasks – allow assessors to choose appropriate context and forms of evidence

  • Show range of approaches to generating assessment evidence

  • Give information on the type of evidence which could be gathered and how this is to be judged against Assessment Standards


Unit assessment support packages approaches
Unit key featuresassessment support packages - approaches

Package 1

  • Combined approach – groups Outcomes and Assessment Standards from different Units

    Package 2

  • Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit

    Package 3

  • N3 Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit

  • N4 and N5Combined approach – groups Outcomes and Assessment Standards from different Units


Assessment package 1
Assessment Package 1 key features


Assessment package 1 structure
Assessment Package 1 - Structure key features

  • Outcomes and Assessment Standards

  • Purpose

  • Overview of assessment

  • Assessment conditions

  • Evidence to be gathered

  • Judging Evidence Tables

  • Re-assessment arrangements

  • Appendix 1 (and for Listening also Appendix2)


Assessment package 11
Assessment Package 1 key features


Assessment package 12
Assessment Package 1 key features

  • Purpose (English example of approach)

  • Overview of assessment (main purpose ?)

  • Assessment conditions (on different occasions)

  • Evidence to be gathered (refer back to OASs)


Assessment package 13
Assessment Package 1 key features

  • Judging Evidence Tables


Assessment package 14
Assessment Package 1 key features

  • Appendix 1

    • Outcomes and Assessment Standards

    • Task for candidates

    • Appendix 2 (where applicable) for Listening transcript

    • Candidate successful? Refer back to JE tables This is how you’ll know if c has p/f.


Assessment package 15
Assessment Package 1 key features

  • Workshop Task 1


www.sqa.org.uk/events2012 key features

Username events2012

password cfe2012


General Update key features


New quality assurance arrangements3
New Quality Assurance arrangements key features

  • Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14

  • New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach

  • New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts

  • Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted


New quality assurance arrangements4
New Quality Assurance arrangements key features

  • Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14

  • New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach

  • New ‘Nominee’ role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts

  • Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted


Prior verification1
Prior-Verification key features

  • Can amend SQA Unit Assessment Support Packs, maintaining the standard.

  • If developing assessments, advised to use SQA Prior Verification Service.

  • First prior verification window opens 3rd June 2013, response in August.

  • Thereafter, 6 week turnaround on submissions

  • www.sqa.org.uk/cfepriorverification


Recognising positive achievement1
Recognising Positive Achievement key features

  • Opportunities for candidates who have achieved Units at National 5, but failed the Course Assessment, to achieve the Course at National 4

  • “Fallback” based on hierarchical structures

  • No Compensatory Awards

  • Must have an entry and a ‘Pass’ result for the N4 Added Value Unit (English, Gaidhlig and Maths also require Literacy and Numeracy Units)

  • Pre and post certification models

  • A guide on these arrangements is now available www.sqa.org.uk/cfedelivery


Modern Languages key featuresAdded Value Assessments:- National 5 Course Assessment- National 4 Added Value Unit


Adding value national 4 national 5
Adding Value – National 4, National 5 key features

  • Each Course at National 4 and National 5 includes assessment of Added Value

  • For National 4, the added value is in an Added Value Unit - not graded

  • For National 5, the added value is in the Course Assessment - graded A - D (as at present)


Added value
Added Value key features

  • Makes the Course more than the sum of its parts

  • Builds on current Course assessment and Group Award approaches

  • Defined as breadth, challenge and/or application as outlined in Building the Curriculum 5

  • May involve accumulation, assimilation, integration and/or application of skills, knowledge and understanding

  • Uses 7 defined assessment methods

    • For Modern Languages Question Paper and Performance


Controlled assessment
Controlled Assessment key features

  • Where the assessment method is not a question paper, SQA has introduced the concept of controlled assessment to ensure fairness and reliability

  • 3 stages of assessment: Setting, Conducting, Marking the assessment

  • Each will have a defined level of control: SQA-led activity, Shared responsibility between SQA and centres, Centre-led

  • Subject-specific decisions, but mostly SQA-led activity in initial years


National 5 modern languages
National 5 – key featuresModern Languages

Question Paper

  • Reading and Writing

  • Listening

    Coursework

  • Performance: Talking


National 5 modern languages1
National 5 – key featuresModern Languages

Question Paper

  • Reading

    • 3 x texts of equal length and difficulty, each out of 10

    • 3 of the four contexts

    • 1 supported overall purpose question

    • A further 5-7 supported marks across the texts

  • and Writing

    • 4 standard bullet points

    • 2 further bullet which change each year

    • Four contexts covered


National 5 modern languages2
National 5 – key featuresModern Languages

Question Paper

  • Listening

    • 1 monologue marked out of 8

    • 1 supported overall purpose question 1

    • conversation marked out of 12

    • 1 context for both (not covered in reading)

    • A further 1 or 2 supported marks across the texts


National 5 modern languages3
National 5 – key featuresModern Languages

Coursework

  • Performance: Talking

  • presentation 10 marks

  • conversation 15 marks

  • natural element to the conversation5 marks


National 4 added value unit assignment
National 4 Added Value Unit key featuresAssignment

  • National 4 v. SG/Int 1

  • What is “Added Value”?

  • What is the Assignment?

  • How will it be conducted?

  • How will it be assessed?


National 4 added value unit assignment1
National 4 Added Value Unit key featuresAssignment

Added Value Unit Outcome:

Apply language skills to investigate and report on a chosen topic in the modern language by:

  • Understanding straightforward written texts in the modern language

  • Selecting relevant information from the texts

  • Giving an oral presentation in the modern language on the topic investigated

  • Responding to oral questions in the modern language relevant to the chosen topic.


Adding value national 4 national 51
Adding Value – National 4, National 5 key features

  • Workshop Activity


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