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Do you have experience of teaching AS English or history?

Can you help us to evaluate the impact of the recent reform programme in relation to these AS subjects, and specifically how this has impacted teaching?

Are you available to attend a teacher conference in Coventry on Wednesday 14 December?

Despite it being the last week of term, you are probably still focussed on teaching, but also perhaps have one eye on the well-earned break ahead. But we would also like to encourage you to have your say on how well the recent reforms of AS English and history have worked, to share thoughts and experiences with colleagues, to perhaps learn more about our perspective.

This summer, the exam boards awarded the recently reformed AS qualifications in a range of subjects for the first time.

As the examinations and qualifications regulator, we are committed to overseeing the introduction of reformed general qualifications and evaluating their impact. As part of this, we are holding several teacher conferences in Coventry in December. In particular, we are looking to fill the last few places of our event on 14 December for teachers with experience of teaching AS English and history.

We are interested in teachers’ perspectives on areas such as whether the content and assessment of the reformed AS qualifications is likely to lead to students who are better prepared for study at higher education, and whether these qualifications have operated as expected.

The event is not about us talking at length about the reform programme, but instead we hope it will provide some useful insight from our perspective. We will raise a series of questions and discussion topics to stimulate conversation, identify any areas of concern and to give us feedback and evidence to inform our thinking about the effectiveness of the reform programme. Ideally we would like every teacher attending to have taught either AS English or history for at least 3 years so that they are well placed to comment on changes to the content, assessment and teaching of the qualification.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and to hear from colleagues, share experiences and have your say. To book a place you can follow the links below:

English Literature (using the password English Lit TC)

English Language (using the password English Lang TC)

English Language & Literature (using the password English Lang Lit TC)

History (using the password History TC)

You can find more details about the event, what might be reported afterwards, and what we are able to pay towards a teacher release fee and travel expenses on the booking pages.

If you have any other queries please contact us at ddegqteam@ofqual.gov.uk.

 

Gary Audrain,

Senior Officer, Standards

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