1.Examination & Curriculum reform 2. Accountability & Progress 8 Dom Ward – Deputy Headteacher Stakeholder Forum Wednesday 12 November 2014 E Q U I P M E N T Curriculum Timeframe as of Oct 2014 7 8 9 2014-15 New 1st stage English & Maths GCSEs begin 2015-16 New 2nd stage GCSEs begin Sciences; Hums; Languages etc. 10 11 Summer 2016 – new Progress 8 Accountability measures 2016-17 New 1st stage English & Maths GCSE exams 2017-18 New 2nd stage GCSE exams 2018-19 Summer 2019 – first time all results are reported 9-1 grade 12 New wave 1 ‘A’ levels begin New wave 2 ‘A’ levels begin 13 Summer 2016 – new Post 16 Accountability measures New ‘A’ level exams (Wave 1) + ‘old’ All new ‘A’ level exams summer 2018 Wave 1 Wave 2 New Post 16 Accountability measures (from summer 2016 so involves our current year 12s) 5 Headline Measures • Progress • Attainment • Progress in English & Maths (L2) • Retention • Destinations Education reform and KS4 Accountability measures from summer 2016 •pupils’ progress across 8 subjects. So, a parent will see whether pupils at a school typically achieve 1 grade more than expected, or 1 grade less •the average grade a pupil achieves in these same ‘best 8’ subjects. This will show, for example, that pupils in a particular school average a high B grade or a low D grade in their GCSEs •the percentage of pupils achieving a C grade in English and maths •the proportion of pupils gaining the EBacc, which will continue in its current form • Pupils’ progress and attainment will be assessed in 8 subjects: • English (the best of English Lang. and English Lit.) and maths will be double weighted to reflect the importance of these subjects. • 3 further EBacc subjects. • 3 other ‘high-value’ qualifications. This final group can include further traditional academic subjects, subjects such as art, music and drama, and vocational subjects, such as business., as well as the second best score of English Literature and English Language. Progress 8 Floor Standard (from DfE) • We will define the new floor standard as progress half a grade lower than reasonable expectations. So, if pupils at a school are expected to average a B in their 8 subjects, the school will be below the floor if they average less than 4 Bs and 4 Cs. • At present, there are 195 schools below the floor standard. Using existing figures, we estimate that around twice as many schools would be below this new floor standard. However, as schools will adjust their curriculum to the new framework the actual number is likely to be significantly lower than this. • The DfE is still determining the methodology for some of the calculations Blast from the Past! The EBacc (English Baccalaureate) • English • Mathematics • Sciences (physics, biology, chemistry and computer science –introduced at GHS this September) • Geography • History • Languages (classical and modern). Qualification Grade changes A* - G (A* - C – ‘good pass) 9 – 1 (4 equivalent of a C but 5 may well become the preferred threshold) Curriculum challenges – a few • Maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum when more and more emphasis is being placed on certain subjects e.g. EBacc • Computer Science students will need to have high aptitude in Maths and / or Science • Post 16 subjects – Academic; Applied ; Technical qualifications The Learning Journey The future • What characteristics, attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding will our students need for the future? • How do we work together to best ‘equip’ our students for the future?