Partnering for success: preparing to deliver the 14-19 education reforms in England: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (House of Commons papers)

 
9780102951585: Partnering for success: preparing to deliver the 14-19 education reforms in England: Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (House of Commons papers)

The 14-19 education reforms planned to be implemented by 2013, the main aims are: to raise the participation of young people in education; to raise the educational attainment of young people. Central to these objectives are a new set of qualifications, the Diplomas, which aim to merge applied and general learning, providing alternative pathways for 14-19 year olds into further education, higher education and employment. The National Audit Office has set out a number of conclusions and recommendations, including: that the diplomas need to be flexible, with an appropriate balance across general and applied education; that the new Diplomas need to gain credible acceptance with employers and higher education institutions; that there should be full co-operation and involvement of partnerships between local authorities, schools, employers, as well as the Learning and Skills Council and Education Business Link Organisations; the importance of good quality information, advice and guidance on the courses to study; effective use of technology-based products, which the Department for Education and Skills should facilitate through partnerships that develop tools to support the integration of young peoples studies and their career aspirations.

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