I've spent a good part of this week shooting videos. I've been to schools in Lincoln and Leicester and talked with students currently doing Diploma courses. The Diploma has been back in the news over the past few weeks with the 'academic' ones being scrapped, so it was interesting to actually talk to people studying … Continue reading Videoing the Diploma
The Government has scrapped 'academic' Diplomas in humanities, languages and science. Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister, announced the move on Monday, saying that this would mean instant savings of around £1.77 million. He said: "It’s not for Government to decide which qualifications pupils should take, or to force the development of new qualifications, which is … Continue reading ‘Academic’ Diplomas axed
I went to the 5th National Delivering Diplomas conference at Aston University last week. It was a shame that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for 14-19 Reform, Iain Wright MP, had to cancel his attendance at the last minute. However, his place was very ably taken by students from Hanham High School who answered … Continue reading Delivering Diplomas Conference
Last week, I attended a small event in Leicester run by VESA. As well as some interesting stuff about mapping PLTS to different parts of the new Diplomas, there was also a demonstration of an online IAG product.