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Alternatives to GCSE’s:

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Assisting children in achieving the best qualification.

AQA Realising Potential:

Achievements formally recognised as UAS (Unit Award Scheme) can help learners with progression to…..

  • Further study
  • Training
  • Employment
  • Independent Living
  • More active involvement in Society

How does UAS work? Every centre must have a trained coordinator who runs and is responsible for UAS.

UAS is a powerful tool for recognising individuals for specific knowledge, skills and experiences gained through almost any valid educational activity.  UAS offers individuals formal recognition by means of accreditation from AQA, the UK’s largest exam board. Students receive a certificate for each unit they complete, which lists the outcomes and experiences covered in the unit.  These can then be used in support of applications for further education, training or employment. UAS is very flexible and all units can be customised at no cost.  This lets you match units to your existing learning programmes both in terms of delivery and context as well as how you want to evidence completed work.  It even enables you to evidence individuals differently to suit their abilities. You can also write your own units or make amendments to existing units.

For further information use the following link;  www.aqa.org.uk

Or contact: eos@aqa.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 197 7162 / Linda Selway – 01423 534 235 

OCR: Oxford Cambridge and RSA:

‘Developed entry levels for, first teaching from September 2016 and first assessment from May 2017. We’ve specifically tried to ensure through our development process that these qualifications can be co-taught alongside new GCSE (9-1) qualifications offered by any awarding body across any timespan you wish’

For further information you can contact:  01223 553 998        general.qualifications@ocr.org.uk

ELC’s (Entry Level Certificates):

ELCs are unitised qualifications designed for lower ability students who may not achieve a grade 1 at GCSE but which are closely linked with GCSEs to help with co-teaching. They’re available at Entry 1, 2 and 3. See www.aqa.org.uk for further information.

ELC’s are for:

    • Learners who may find it difficult to access GCSE qualifications
    • Learners on taster courses
    • Learners with learning difficulties
    • Adult learners
      .

SCoTENS; Standing Conference on

Teacher Education North & South:  www.scotens.org

Special Educational Needs;

The above website is a helpful tool for all schools that have children with special educational needs. These tools include;

Pearson;  www.qualifications.pearson.com

Support to education professionals working with students of all ages in mainstream and special education settings who may need additional learning support. ‘’ Together we can help your students mature, learn more efficiently and reach their potential.’’

  • Access arrangements
  • Education Health and Core Plan
  • Training and Support

Council for the Curriculum, Examination and Assessment:  www.ccea.org.uk

The CCEA provides a range of GCSE qualifications. Online resources are available to support teachers in delivering these qualifications. Specifications and support

 

materials can be accessed by clicking on the relevant subjects within the link above, or www.ccea.org.uk/curriculum/sen_inclusion and www.ccea.org.uk/curriculum/sen_inclusion/assessment

 

 

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