The regulator Ofqual's consultation on the reform of A Levels starts today. And just as Ofqual wants to hear your views on A Level reform, OCR is helping you to have your say.
Back in April, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced that new A Levels in a number of core subjects should be available for first teaching from September 2014. He confirmed that universities should have a 'far greater involvement in the design and development of A Level qualifications than they do at present'.
The A Level consultation launched by Ofqual today focuses on the structure and assessment of A Levels and puts forward proposals on aspects such as AS Levels, modular units, and re-sits. The consultation also outlines a model for university involvement in the design and development of A Levels.
OCR has already linked up with the TES to encourage teachers to share their views on A Level reform via the Great A Level Debate and also via our joint TES/OCR survey.
As part of a significant 18-month long programme of engagement with Higher Education, OCR commissioned the research division of its parent organisation, Cambridge Assessment, to find out what universities think about A Levels. OCR is the only awarding body to be part of a university and has over 140 representatives from Higher Education on its forums.
Mark Dawe, OCR Chief Executive said: "OCR looks forward to contributing to this consultation based on an extensive programme of gathering feedback from teachers and from Higher Education. There is much to be done to achieve a new raft of A Levels on time, but this is a challenge we are committed to. This is a great opportunity to build on all that is good about current A Levels."
Take part in Ofqual's consultation.