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ERIC Number: ED392954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-394-5
ISSN: N/A
Enhancing GCE A-Level Programmes.
Holding, Gordon
This document, which is based on the findings of a study of 10 further education (FE) colleges throughout the United Kingdom, is intended to help FE colleges review and enhance their curriculum for 16- to 19-year-old students in General Certificate of Education (GCE) A-level (Advanced Level) courses. Discussed first are the following reasons for enhancing FE curricula: responding to technological advances, improving national standards, developing skills, adding a European dimension, recognizing the distinctiveness of students aged 16 to 19 as a group, and providing additional benefits for students. The next two sections describe selected enhancements identified at sixth-form colleges and general FE colleges and enhancement programs leading to non-A-level qualifications (including General National Vocational Qualifications, National Vocational Qualification units, and General Certificates of Secondary Education). Examined next are strategies for delivering the following types of enhancements: induction programs, tutorials, learning support facilities, and core skills provision. The remaining sections cover funding/costing enhancements, evaluation/review, obstacles to/opportunities for enhancement, and recommended enhancement and delivery strategies. Appendixes contain examples of published core skills; sources of external and accreditation enhancement schemes; lists of audit, evaluation, and review questions to evaluate curricula offered to full-time FE students; and acknowledgements. (MN)
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, England, United Kingdom (3.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers: General Certificate of Education; National Vocational Qualifications (England); United Kingdom