Presentation led by Tim Miller and Barbara Hamnett MBE, CCH Associate Consultants
For careers advisors, as well as teachers advising 14-19 students, the changes affecting examinations and qualifications at GCSE and A Level will be substantial in the next few years with the first significant changes to the curriculum beginning in 2015. It will be vital for all of us engaged in supporting and advising young people to keep abreast of these, especially as the piecemeal nature and tempo of the changes which Michael Gove has initiated will mean students having both old and new qualifications in their portfolio at the same time. Equally, employers and universities will also be facing a world of new terminology, changes to grade nomenclature and shifts in assessment standards.
The session will outline the timescale for change, the implications for schools and colleges in terms of curriculum structure and organisation ( which careers advisors will also need to be tuned in to) and the impact the changes will have on post 16 transitions, helping parents, employers and students understand the new landscape and on university applications and preparation.