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Title: WELCOME TO THE


1
WELCOME TO THE NEW HNC/HND SOCIAL
SCIENCES LAUNCH JUNE 2011
2
PROGRAMME
  • Welcome and Keith Pearson, Chair of QDT,
  • Introduction External Verifier
  • New Frameworks Eric Cochrane, Adam Smith
    College
  • and Models of Delivery QDT member
  • Assessment Strategy Carolyn Laird, Motherwell
    College,
  • and Graded Units Senior External Verifier,
    QDT member
  • HMIE Update John Laird, HMIE
  • Subject Specific Workshops
  • Plenary
  • Lunch

3
SQA OFFICIALS SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • OLD GUARD
  • Carol Hunter Qualifications Manager
  • Fiona MacKinnon Qualifications Officer
  • NEW GUARD
  • Hilary Rutherford Qualifications Manager
  • Duncan Cox Qualifications Officer

4
Background
  • Current qualifications were introduced 1st August
    2006 based on the then-new Design Principles.
  • Progress of implementation monitored by
    Qualifications Support Team through the
    membership and through External Verifiers.
  • SQA Research carried out with a representative
    sample of SQA Colleges, 2007-08.
  • Certain issues were identified so decided to
    address these at time of five-year review.

5
Review and consultation process lasted
approximately 18 months
  • Consultation with Further Education May 09
  • Consultation with Former Current Candidates Aug
    09
  • Focus Groups 2010 Research, Psychology,
    Sociology, Politics, Philosophy

6
Results
  • Minor revisions to the Units, except for
    Politics.
  • Changes to the assessment strategy.
  • Assessment instruments can be chosen by centres
    and are not prescribed.
  • D units are all specialist studies, similar to
    the current Geography D unit.

7
Further Consultations
  • Employers sector Sept/Oct 10
  • Higher Education sector Oct/Nov 10

8
2011
  • March - HNC and HND awards validated
  • - All the new Units validated.
  • Launch events in June - FE
  • - HE
  • New qualifications operational from 1st August
  • On-going production of exemplar assessments

9
Current HNC/D Social SciencesFinish Dates
  • G86F HNC Social Sciences 31 July 2014
  • G87J HND Social Sciences 31 July 2015
  • All current Social Sciences Units 31 July 2015
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