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Title: NQGA Conference January 2008


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NQGA Conference January 2008
  • Curriculum for Excellence Review of
    Qualifications and Assessment

2
Work of Assessment and Qualifications Task Group
  • Work focusing on following areas
  • Ensure qualifications framework reflects CfE,
    particularly qualifications at SCQF levels 4 and
    5 (Standard Grade Credit and General/Int 1 and 2)
  • Promote more effective recognition of learners
    wider achievements.

3
Review of Qualifications and Assessmentwhat
would be covered in consultation process?
  • Ministers overall vision for Curriculum for
    Excellence
  • Links between qualifications and other elements
    of programme
  • Why consultation is focusing on qualifications at
    SCQF levels 4 and 5
  • Options and proposals covering qualifications
    structure at these levels
  • Assessment, grading, nomenclature issues

4
Review of qualifications and assessment
possible options
  • 1. Retain current dual system of Standard Grade
    and Intermediate 1 and 2
  • 2. Retain Intermediate 1 and 2 only (discontinue
    S Grade)
  • 3. Use the best features of S Grade and
    Intermediate 1 and 2 to create new set of
    qualifications at SCQF 4 and 5 that replaces the
    existing arrangements

5
Wider achievements proposed action
  • Further targeted development work with local
    authorities and others to take account of
    existing activities and test out new ideas
  • Building links with other work including
    expanding SCQF to encompass a wider range of
    awards than at present
  • Develop broad national guidance and
    exemplification to promote key principles and
    good practice

6
Questions? Comments?
7
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • The scope and nature of assessment and
    qualifications should be consistent with the
    values, purposes and principles of CfE
  • Assessment should support learning and teaching
  • Qualifications which are flexible, to meet
    individual and local needs for every young person
  • More explicit focus on core, vocational and
    essential skills

8
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • New and emerging courses which support CfE aims.
  • Examples include
  • Skills for Work
  • Personal Development
  • Core Skills refresh
  • Innovative in their approach to learning,
    personal
  • skills, delivery, assessment, and quality
  • assurance


9
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • Focused on learning
  • Learning to learn learner centred, offering
    opportunities for a negotiated task/activity
    based curriculum
  • Flexible and adaptable focused on context not
    content, not constrained by artificial content
    boundaries
  • Development of learner responsibility scope for
    learning through a process of planning, action
    and review

  • Personal Development

10
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • Realistic tasks and assignments to reflect what
    happens in the workplace move away from end of
    Unit test
  • Much of the evidence gathered through assessor
    observation
  • Process rather than product is assessed
  • Designed to be delivered in a variety of learning
    environments which reflect work place settings
  • Generic employability skills, tailored to the
    vocational area, are an integral part of the
    Course

  • Skills for work

11
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • New Unit specification
  • Refreshed Framework
  • Contextual learning providing the reason and
    medium for developing and boosting Core Skills
  • Underpinning for programmes of personal
    development
  • Links to employability and citizenship

  • Core Skills

12
Curriculum for Excellence Moving Forward
  • What qualifications are you currently using to
    support thinking on Curriculum for Excellence?
  • To what extent do NQGAs support Curriculum for
    Excellence aims?
  • What changes are you already making to assessment
    in order to support learning and teaching and to
    support Curriculum for Excellence aims?
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