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General Update. 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

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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
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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
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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
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 assessment 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 structure
Assessment Package 1 - Structure
  • 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 12
Assessment Package 1
  • 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
  • Judging Evidence Tables
assessment package 14
Assessment Package 1
  • 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
  • Workshop Task 1
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www.sqa.org.uk/events2012

Username events2012

password cfe2012

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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 arrangements4
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 verification1
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 achievement1
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
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Modern LanguagesAdded Value Assessments:- National 5 Course Assessment- National 4 Added Value Unit

adding value national 4 national 5
Adding Value – National 4, National 5
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 – Modern Languages

Question Paper

  • Reading and Writing
  • Listening

Coursework

  • Performance: Talking
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National 5 – Modern 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
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National 5 – Modern 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
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National 5 – Modern 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 Assignment
  • National 4 v. SG/Int 1
  • What is “Added Value”?
  • What is the Assignment?
  • How will it be conducted?
  • How will it be assessed?
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National 4 Added Value Unit Assignment

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.
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