ERIC Number: ED403388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Qualifications for 16-19 Year Olds. Summary Report.
This report proposes a coherent national framework for Great Britain that covers all the main qualifications and achievements of young people at every level of ability. It recognizes achievement outside the main formal qualifications as part of a restructured National Record of Achievement. The report proposes a national framework based on the present qualifications that seeks to bring the structure of Advanced ("A") levels and the General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) into close alignment. It proposes the renaming of the Advanced GNVQ as the "Applied A level." The framework responds to the following employer needs: competence in the key skills of communication and the application of number and information technology as well as teamwork, problem solving, and learning management. The report proposes a new approach to the redesigned Youth Training program as well as recognition of achievement below the General Certificate of Secondary Education and of those who have learning difficulties. It identifies barriers to achievement and ways to deal with them. Appendixes include information on national awards at advanced, intermediate, foundation, and entry levels. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Hayes (England).