National 1 Implementation event Curriculum for Excellence Stirling Management Centre 27 March 2014 Welcome and aims • Morning session: – Overview of new provision: National 1 – Workshop activity: Unit Support Notes and Unit Assessment Support Packs • Afternoon session: – Update on verification – Case study from Glencryan School – Engagement activity: review of existing Access 2 Freestanding Units Quick reminder: 1 • New National 2 Courses and Units now available: – – – – – – – – – Business Expressive Arts (Creative Arts and Performance Arts) English and Modern Languages Health and Wellbeing (incl. Food and Physical Education) ICT Lifeskills Mathematics Practical Craft Skills Science in the Environment Social Subjects Quick reminder: 2 Range of new Awards also now available: – Personal Achievement Award (SCQF 1 and 2) – Cycling Award (SCQF 1 and 2) – Personal Development Award (SCQF 2) National 1 Unit development – 1 • New National 1 Units being developed in 3 phases • Phase 1 (August 2013) – covers skills associated with health and wellbeing and personal development • Phase 2 (February 2014) – covers skills associated with communication and numbers • Phase 3 (May 2014) – will cover skills associated with finding out, working with technology and practical skills • Working titles and broad aims for Phase 3 Units are available on SQA website: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/files_ccc/WorkingTitlesNational1Unit sPhase3.pdf National 1 Unit development – 2 • There will no longer be a distinction between Supported and Independent Units • Derived Units to be removed from catalogue over phased period (as replacements developed) • New provision to ensure there are sufficient opportunities for progression within National 1 and to National 2 • Information about Phase 1 National 1 Units and existing Access 1 Units currently available on SQA web page • Further information re: Phases 2 and 3 Units to follow Lapsing and dual running • National 1 Units will dual run with existing Access 1 Units: — Phase 1: 2013-15 — Phases 2 and 3: 2014-16 • National 2 Courses and Units (already published) currently dual running with existing Access 2 – final certification August 2015 Using the new documents • Unit Specification (one for each Unit) – Unit Outline, Unit Outcome and Assessment Standards • Unit Support Notes (one for each Unit) – suggestions as to how learning teaching and assessment activities could be developed (LTA Grid) • Unit Assessment Support Pack (one for each Unit) – guidance as to how achievement of the Assessment Standards could be demonstrated (‘Making Assessment Judgements’ table) Workshop activity 1 Using the USN and UASP documents provided: • Consider the Outcomes, Assessment Standards and Evidence Requirements for these Units • Discuss with your fellow delegates how evidence might be generated for these Units • Record your ideas using the materials provided • Then move onto the next table and the next set of Units… Development proposals at National 2 Development Plan for National 2 approved to: – Refresh the catalogue of Freestanding Units at Access 2 – Include a suite of Employability Units as part of these developments Workshop activity 2 Using the documents provided: • Consider the development paper which outlines proposals for National 2 Freestanding Units • Discuss the engagement questions related to the paper • Record your responses using the materials provided Future work • Publication of National 1 Phase 3 Units (end May 2014) • Review of freestanding Units at SCQF 2. Activities already completed: — Engagement with centres — National 2 Focus Group established • Review of freestanding Units at SCQF 2. Next steps: — Preparation of Unit Specifications Plenary • Questions • Comments • Close Presentation and Workshop Materials http://www.sqa.org.uk/events2013 Username Password events2013 cfe2013 Webinar sessions throughout 2013/14 on key operational topics, open to all www.sqa.org.uk/cfeevents Unit Assessment Support Packs • Unit Assessment Support Packs are confidential materials and you must ensure the security of these documents • These UASPs are available from the secure site – www.sqa.org.uk/sqasecure • Contact your SQA Coordinator for further information Verification Events Activity Round 1 Round 2 Notification of 1 October 2013 Selection 2 December 2013 Stationery Issued 2 October 2013 3 December 2013 Materials Uplifted 4 November 2013 15 January 2014 Note: Visiting Verification dates will be arranged between SQA Coordinator and Subject Specialist Evidence – Generation of Sample • Assessment evidence and candidate evidence for 12 candidates – across multiple levels • Sampling regime and submission of evidence detailed in Guide for SQA Co-ordinators • For portable materials there will be a national uplift of materials from, and return to, centres • For non portable materials, subject specialists will arrange a specific date to visit the centre during the specified period Key Messages • Key Messages will be published after each round of verification • Annual Internal Assessment Report will be published at the end of the academic year • Above information will facilitate early and on going support to all centres throughout the academic year Key Messages from Round 1 • The evidence submitted by centres was of a high standard • The inclusion of photographs and DVDs as evidence enhanced submissions • Most centres submitted examples of excellent internal verification systems but internal verification was not always evident • Where centres devise their own assessments, it must be clear how assessment is delivered, what candidate response is and how assessment links to assessment standards • Evidence should be clearly labelled with the assessment standard it relates to Prior Verification • Free service offered to centres who: – devise their own assessments – significantly change SQA’s assessments • Provides additional confidence to teachers that a proposed assessment is fit for purpose www.sqa.org.uk/priorverification Awards SCQF Level 1 and 2 • Cycling • Personal Achievement • Personal Development www.sqa.org.uk/awards Resources Information and guidance sent to centres – • • • • • Teacher Guide Quality Assurance postcard School/College co-ordinator wall-chart Audience leaflets New SCQF postcards ALISON MITCHELL DEPUTE HEAD TEACHER (Life Skills Unit (S4-S6) GLENCRYAN SCHOOL, CUMBERNAULD [email protected] Life Skills Unit • • • • • • • Seven sections Streamed for core classes Mixed ability for vocational/elective/expressive arts SQA Awards (Nat 1-4) New Literacy & Numeracy qualifications (Nat 1-3) Mixture of double and single periods (full am slots) Art, Music, Drama, Craft & Design, H.E, PE, Health & Wellbeing • Electives New SQA Qualifications • As well as delivering new National Qualifications, we are delivering SQA Awards. • Shorter and bite size achievable units • Recognise success across different levels of difficulty - suitable for young people of all abilities • Provide progression at all levels – vertical or lateral • No external assessment or exams • Supports the values, purpose and principles of Curriculum for Excellence Principles of CfE • • • • • • • Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance Personal Achievement • The Personal Achievement Award (National 1and 2) has three different stages of achievement — Bronze, Silver and Gold. The main aims of the Award are to enable learners to develop: • • • • • skills to support them to work towards independence an ability to work with others communication skills thinking skills knowledge and understanding of the context chosen for study • The Award also provides a framework for learners to develop knowledge as well as skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. Electives Programme All day Groups Bistro Automotives In House Coatbridge College Morning Groups Broadwood Broadwood Hairdressing Xl Group Year Book Sports Centre Sports Centre In House In House In House Talent Show Beauty Therapy Dance Photography Golf In House In House In House In House Afternoon Groups Drumpellier Driving Range Zumba at Glencryan Any questions?