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1 A survival guide to Curriculum and Assessment Reform Suzanne O Farrell ASCL s Curriculum & Assessment

2 Overview Key stage 2 curriculum and assessment change Key stage 3 - curriculum, assessment and transition Key stage 4 - EBacc and implications for curriculum planning Key stage 5 implications of reforms post 16 Update on changes to secondary accountability measures and implications

3 Next 5 years realities! Continuation and strengthening of the reform programme New accountability measures all Key Stages Grade 5 is the new good pass Year 7 resit 90% national aspiration for full Ebacc Post 16 Inspection Dashboard Examination default mode of assessment

4 Examination headlines rd of Year 11s sat IGCSE English (190,000) MFL drop in entries ( 1.5% drop) Increase in computer science 5 A*-C EM 53.8% PP 5A*C EM 36.7% non PP 64.7% 5A*-C EM Gap widened by 0.6% Gender gap narrowed by 0.8% the median percentage of pupils making expected progress between key stage 2 and key stage 4 was 73% in English and 68% maths

5 2015 A Level Headlines Picture of stability this year Increase in uptake of Facilitating Subjects at A Level (51.2% of all entries) Maths 10.9% of all entries Decline in other subjects at A level and AS level AS results also stable Extended project big increase in uptake over last 5 years

6 Exam Marking EARs increasing rose by 27% in 2015 Only 1 % of grades change as a result of an enquiry 2015 Reviews of marking - proportion of grades challenged resulting in a grade changed has increased for GCSE to 22% Alleged teacher maladministration increased by 120% Examiner recruitment and retention 70% of papers marked on-line Website for all awarding organisations

7 Ofqual s consultation Teachers to see all marked GCSE, AS and A level scripts before deciding if they want them to be reviewed. Marks should only be changed where there is an error in applying the mark scheme or in counting the marks (a system error). Papers should be reviewed by markers specifically trained to review someone else s marking and have received that training at the right time; Grounds for an appeal widened not just procedural Students can challenge marks awarded for coursework and ask for another marker in school

8 EBACC proposals Nationally 22% disadvantaged % PP entered for EBacc, 45% non PP 90% national aspiration Headteachers discretion about who not to enter Ebacc - new headline accountability measures entry, achievement and average point score ( APS) More prominence in an Ofsted inspection

9 EBACC entry & achievement

10 EBACC 2017 & 2018 Achieve grade 5 or above in English literature or English language GCSEs (though both must be entered) and; achieve grade 5 or above in mathematics GCSE Achieve grades A*-C in geography or history, the sciences and a language In 2018 the English Baccalaureate measure will be calculated for those who achieve grade 5 or above in all subject areas. FFT projections for 2017 and 2018

11 What might an Ebacc curriculum look like?

12 Low a&ainment Middle a&ainment High a&ainment % of cohort 15.9% 51.7% 32.3% Average no of exam entries (all types) % entering all five EBacc pillars % achieving A* to C in all five EBacc pillars Cohort average % 31.5% 68.8% 38.7% 0.6% 12.7% 55.0% 24.2%

13 Reformed GCSEs General increase in level of demand and challenge for students, across all subjects Linear structure students work towards a single final examination Tiered assessment only where necessary for the subject grades (1-5 and 4-9) Assessment by exam, with other forms of assessment only where needed to assess subject skills - almost no coursework Qualifications have more curriculum specificity/detail

14 Relative Grade Widths New Grade 9?

15 Relative Grade Widths Bigger grades further to travel between

16 Possible approach to setting grades in 2017 Grade Mark How set % of those achieving 7 & above 8 73 Interpolated 7 66 StaHsHcally driven 6 60 Interpolated 5 54 Interpolated 4 48 StaHsHcally driven 3 39 Interpolated 2 30 Interpolated 1 21 StaHsHcally driven

17 Impact of moving to 1-9 Grade 9 awarded to top 20% of those getting 7 and above Different from current A* Impact differently across subject cohorts depending on profile of candidate cohort Based on 2015 results Subject A A* Grade 9 Classics Maths English Business studies

18 Impact of moving to 1 9 Individual schools distribution could look quite different winners and losers For 2017 this could mean Subject 2015 C Drop in good pass % of cohort English Lang 65% 46% 85,000 19% English Lit 75% 59% 65,000 16% Maths 64% 44% 137,000 20%

19 Delivering the reformed GCSES Choice of specification, textbooks and resources Timetabling Setting 2 or 3 year KS4 Staffing Managing the change level of demand Preparing for new 100% assessment & content If schools losing in 2017 make changes that lead to improvements in 2018 winners will see a drop in results, even though they have done nothing different! Implications for school, governors, Ofsted etc.

20 Comparable Outcomes Unless there is a change in KS2 performance improvement at KS4 is a zero sum game! Performance dips at outset of new qualifications Prediction matrices National Reference Test Full scale operational trail March 2016 March 2017 for real ( 2.5% of cohort) Not a school measure national measure

21 GCSE ( 9-1) Year 10 Year 9 Year 8 Year 7 Sept 2015 Sept 2016 Sept 2017 Sept 2018 English language English literature Maths LaTn Classical Greek Geography History French German Spanish Music Art & Design Computer science Sciences CiTzenship Food preparaton & nutriton Religious studies Drama Ancient History Astronomy Business Classical CivilisaTon Design and Technology Economics Electronics Engineering Film Studies Geology Media Studies Psychology Sociology StaTsTcs Lesser taught languages

22 Ofqual website update Feb

23 Year 11& 10 reminders Y11 First entry counts C in English Literature (5% SPAG) Resit possibilities IGCSEs Y10 If your current Y10 take English lit in Y10 A*-C) and Eng lang in Y11 ( 1-9), the English lit result will not be eligible for the performance tables Will not have to resit GCSE Eng/maths if they get a 4

24 Current Year 9 Will not have to resit GCSE Eng/maths if they get a 4 Current Year 8 Will take reformed GCSEs in 2019 (most subjects) Will have to resit GCSE Eng/maths if they get a 4 ( likely) Pressure on examination system

25 Current Year 7 Year 7students will not have covered new KS2 curriculum in English, maths or science Expectation of EBACC for all Will have to resit GCSE English/maths if they get a 4 Will sit their GCSES in 2020

26 New KS2 assessments in 2016 Tests Reading, Mathematics, GPS Scaled Score 100 will be Expected Standard 100 broadly equivalent to current 4B+ National average likely to be above 100 Guesstimate is between 105 and 106 Teacher Assessment Writing Below, At or Above Expected Standard English, Mathematics Science Below or At Expected Standard

27 Interim teacher assessment frameworks have been produced

28 Implications for Secondary schools Change in secondary accountability input measure (scaled score) Year 7 teachers will have scaled scores in August For 2016 overall English and mathematics key stage 2 test results will be used to calculate prior attainment. From 2017 onwards, reading and mathematics test results only will be used in calculating key stage 2 prior attainment fine levels for use in progress 8. New scaled score becomes input measure for P8 in 2021

29 Year 7 Resits Pupils who do not meet expected standard in KS2 SATs will have to retake a test in Y7 The resit will be a standardised test in maths and English, marked by teachers First proposed Year 7 resit December 2017 Results to be published in Raise-on-line Pupils with special needs would not have to take the resits Input measure for KS4 will still be KS2 SAT Consultation imminent

30 Question level analysis Ability to download KS2 question level analysis for all pupils Uses NCA tools Generates one file to upload into RAISE See QLA section of RAISEonline library.

31 KS2 to KS3 Sustaining progression on transition Progression in content, vocabulary and conceptual demand of the subject matter Primary liaison all year Subject specific liaison Focus on groups Sharper focus from Ofsted on whether pupils make the best possible start to secondary school

32 the wasted years? Need to embed the learning habits that will stand pupils in good stead for their future academic studies the transition from primary to secondary was poorly handled the gains made by pupils in primary school were not embedded and developed at KS3 pupils often leave primary school with good literacy and numeracy skills, confident and eager to learn, but their progress then stalls when they start secondary school.

33 Key Stage 3 curriculum planning Next year s Y7 will have studied new National Curriculum (2 years) KS3 SOW informed by what is happening at KS2 in order to accelerate progress NC is not a curriculum, it is a list of standards; schools determine how it is taught Include wider, purposeful, valuable experiences How challenging is your Key Stage 3 curriculum? Our curriculum must not cap the ambitions of our students Maths/English? Sharing curriculum models

34 The wider curriculum your vision and values, desired outcomes Communication Digital Literacy Planning & organisation Creativity & Innovation Critical thinking Problem solving Personal effectiveness Numeracy Ambitious, capable learners ready to learn and think throughout their lives Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work Ethical, informed citizens of the world Healthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives

35 What skills do students need in KS3 to support progress at KS4? Ambitious vocabulary (Word of the day across the curriculum) Extensive reading Stamina, resilience Extended writing practice across all subjects Mastery of essential numeracy skills (science context) Interleaving, revisiting ( spiral curriculum) Focus on grammar, punctuation & spelling Essential science practical skills and critical analysis A lot of problem solving!

36 Secondary measures 2016 Attainment 8 and Progress 8 %A*CEM ( The Basics ) Ebacc Also: Destination measures, when robust enough ( Ofsted) Similar schools, with increasing contextualisation Attainment, progress and gap for disadvantaged 2017 Basics measure becomes 5+ not C +

37 Are there really four new headline measures? P8 A8 P8 A8 Ebacc Basics Ebacc Basics

38 Useful annexes in January Update

39 New points - performance measures GCSE Grade 2015 points 2016 points 2017 points A* A B C D E F G U O points/grades (9-1 GCSES) 9

40 Key things to know about Progress 8 Hybrid measure amalgamation of 4 separate VA measures Fair recognises progress at all boundaries Volatile measure prone to outliers Hard to calculate You won t really know how well you have done until performance tables come out Change in curriculum entry profile nationally may affect you To improve P8 - enter pupils for subjects that match the subject mix in the measure/ focus on teaching Progress 8 Fact sheet it might even be advantageous to more vulnerable, less able, learners, to follow fewer subjects

41 16-18 Accountability 2016 Headline performance measures Progress ( a value added progress measure for academic and Applied General qualifications and a completion and attainment measure for Tech levels and SVQ at L2) Attainment ( average grade per entry) English & maths GCSE ( for students without at least a grade C at age 16) Retention - proportion of students who complete the core qualification aim of the programme Destinations Reported on in 4 strands LV3 academic, Applied General, Technical Level & L2 Substantial Vocational

42 Year 12 English & maths If a D must retake GCSE English or maths If an E stepping stone qualification 45% English & 35% maths pass rate for 17 year olds 2015 Can resit legacy in summer of 2017 as well Importance of literacy and numeracy post 16 Which qualification is it better to embark upon in September 2016? Ofsted perspective

43 Post 16 Vocational Tech levels are for students wishing to specialise in a specific industry, occupation etc. and enable entry to apprenticeship or other employment or progression to HE (Employer engagement) 30 % external assessment Applied General - are for students wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and which fulfil entry requirements for a range of higher education courses - 40% external assessment Substantial Vocational Qualifications or Technical Certificates at level 2 (SVQL2

44 Technical Baccalaureate Technical baccalaureate is a performance measure. This recognises the highest level of technical training achieved by students aged An approved level 3 tech level qualification; An approved level 3 mathematics qualification; An extended project qualification.

45 AS and A levels September Sept 2015 Sept 2016 Sept Art & Design English Chemistry Biology Physics Psychology Computer science History Economics Business Sociology Core maths French Spanish German Latin Classical Greek Geography Drama and Theatre PE Music Religious Studies Accounting Ancient History Archaeology Classical Civilisation Design & Technology Electronics Environmental science Film Studies Further Maths Geology Government & Politics History of Art Health & Social care Law Mathematics Music technology Media Studies Philosophy Statistics Lesser taught languages

46 Key Issues Post 16 More extended writing in exams, more maths in AS Co-teachability - easier in some subjects than others Concern about understanding the standard - Need for valid progress indicator -internal assessments Post 16 education being about building a wider range of skills than simply qualification achievement Narrowing of the curriculum

47 Core Maths An emphasis on mathematical and statistical problem solving aimed at: Those pupils who are presently eligible but don t do any post-16 maths Particularly recommended for economics, psychology, business, computing, geography, sociology where traditionally undergraduates have often not studied any post-16 maths Linear exams only (2 x 90 minutes exams). Part of the 2017 performance tables where achievement will be measured as % of those eligible to take maths

48 16-19 programmes inspection dashboard Main statistical product for short inspections Brief overview of published data at Level 3 and GCSE English and maths for last 3 years Focus on progress initially, from starting points Focus on key groups FSM, CLA, ( Y11), boys, girls Summary of strengths & weaknesses on front strengths give an indication of some features of good/better performance in 2015 across qualifications, subjects, starting points and groups Contextual information

49 Factors Influencing a school s Decisions on Curriculum Provision What s best for society- as expressed largely by government policy but also the ethos of the school. What s best for the individual? How can I ensure all pupils have the best chance to be successful? What s best for my school? How do I ensure my school performs at its best?

50 In Reality, the Decisions Feel More Like This Can I get enough good teachers? How well are pupils likely to do in this subject area? What can we afford?

51 Planning the curriculum constraints values

52 Planning & costing the curriculum Vision & values Rooted in budget reality Resources Professional development Stakeholder involvement Purposeful experiences Lead-in time, capacity Alignment across different key stages Progression opportunities for pupils Tracking progress over time What needs to be reduced/incorporated? ASCL Curriculum Summit 27 th April London

53 Curriculum Checklist ü Does our curriculum in lessons and our wider curriculum meet the needs of our pupils? ü Do our range of subjects and courses help pupils to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education? ü Is our curriculum having the desired impact on our pupils achievement? ü Do we address planning for next steps in each key stage? (including the cost of roll ons) ü Does our curriculum enable pupils to progress? ü Is assessment integrated into the curriculum? ü Are we clear about our rationale for groupings? ü Is everything up to date on the website? Don t neglect funding

54 Finally amidst all the chaos and confusion. A pupil s curriculum and qualifications are for life!

55 ASCL events Curriculum structures ( & finance) 10 th March Future of the 6 th form March 17th Assessment conference 22 nd March First ever Curriculum Summit April 27th

56 References curriculum-survey good-practice-case-studies Deadline 11 th March

57 Whilst the information provided at this event was correct to the best of the knowledge of the presenters and organisers, neither ASCL nor Professional Development can accept liability if at a later date this should prove not to be the case. Nor can they be held responsible for any errors or any consequences resulting from its use.

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