Westminster Education Forum

A-level reform - impact, preparation for Higher Education and employment and ensuring rounded learning at 16-19

Morning, Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders from across the education sector to consider the impact of A-level reform on schools and colleges.


It follows the first assessment opportunity in June for reformed A-levels in phase one subjects, and takes place in the context of the initial teaching of phase three reformed subjects from September this year.


Delegates will discuss the emerging thinking on the decoupling of the AS-level, including the future position of the AS, implications for the curriculum and pupils’ subject choices as well as key issues for the teaching profession such as the setting of predicted grades. With the latest results showing a fall in A* grades in reformed subjects, this seminar will also be an opportunity to consider whether further reform is needed.


Additional sessions consider the relationship between A-levels, higher education and future employment and whether the removal of the AS allows students to participate in extra-curricular activities at 16-19 and ensure a rounded learning experience.



Guests of Honour

Richard Garrett

Director of Strategic Relationships, Ofqual

Clare Marchant

Chief Executive, UCAS

Rawfiah Choudry

Team Leader, GCSE and A-level Reform, Curriculum Implementation and General Qualifications Division, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Richard Garrett

Director of Strategic Relationships, Ofqual

Clare Marchant

Chief Executive, UCAS

Keynote Speaker

Rawfiah Choudry

Team Leader, GCSE and A-level Reform, Curriculum Implementation and General Qualifications Division, Department for Education

Speakers

Peter Canning

Product Director, OCR

Kevin Gilmartin

Post-16 & Colleges Specialist, ASCL

Paul Clayton

Director, National Association for the Teaching of English

Jenny Williams

Chief Executive Officer, ASDAN

Glyn Jones

Assistant Principal, York College