The IT Diploma One Year On

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					Embedding Functional Skills


Rebecca Till
Heanor Gate Science College
Ripley & Heanor Learning Community
(RHLC)
Functional Skills & the IT Diploma

   Functional Skills
   Delivery Approaches
   The Crich Tramway Museum Project
   Lessons Learnt:
       Experience of Pilot FS ICT Group
       Experience of FS with IT Diploma
        Students
Delivery Approaches (LSIS)
   Discrete
       Functional skills are taught by specialists separately
        from other areas of the Diploma.
   Partly embedded
       Functional skills are taught by specialists and are
        flexibly applied in a range of Diploma contexts.
   Mostly embedded
       Functional skills are taught by specialists, and are
        reinforced and applied in a range of purposeful
        contexts within and across the Diploma programme.
   Fully embedded
       Functional skills are taught, developed and applied
        by all teachers across the Diploma programme.
        Learners use naturally occurring opportunities for
        functional skills development.
    Planned Delivery & Crich Tramway
    Museum

   Use of ICT, English and Maths
    Specialists
   FS Reinforced through PL
   Project Focus (Crich Tramway Museum)
       Maths FS Pack
       PL Unit 6 Multimedia
       English Speaking & Listening Assessment
Lessons Learnt

   Learning works well when
    contextualised within Diploma Line
   However examinations are not
    contextualised
   Consider Timing for Assessment
    (Year 11 achieved substantially
    better results than Year 10)
Contact Details

Rebecca Till
IT Diploma Line Lead and Diploma
Coordinator (RHLC)
rtill@heanorgate.derbyshire.sch.uk

				
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