ERIC Number: ED465899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum 2000+1: Preparing for Year 2 of the New Advanced Level General and Vocational Qualifications.
Tait, Tony; Frankland, Gillian; Smith, David; Moore, Sharon
To support schools and colleges across England in implementing Curriculum 2000, England's Learning and Skills Development Agency worked with more than 40 schools and sixth form and further education (FE) colleges to identify the challenges institutions will likely face when preparing for the second year of advanced-level Curriculum 2000 programs and a new round of year 1 programs. Each institution was also asked to provide the following items: a set of key issues for the next 6-12 months; sample profiles of three students who began their programs in September 2000; and materials demonstrating innovation and good practice. The materials were analyzed, and key issues related to the following aspects of provision were identified: guidance and progression; retention and achievement; standards and assessment; tutoring and mentoring; key skills; planning for Curriculum 2000; resources; timetabling; teaching hours and class size; and student workload, enrichment, and breadth of study. The analysis established that Curriculum 2000 has begun to offer greater choice and flexibility for post-16 learners. However, adoption of Curriculum 2000 is clearly at an early stage, and colleges have adopted a relatively cautious approach to it. (Six case studies, profiles of learners at schools and sixth form and FE colleges, and 18 useful resources are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Adult Learning, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Counseling, Educational Objectives, Employment Qualifications, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Resource Allocation, Scheduling, School Holding Power, Skill Development, Standard Setting, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Tutoring, Vocational Education
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom, England. Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/pubs/dbaseout/download.asp?code=ISBN185338 612X.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)