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New GCSEs in vocational subjects : an employers’ guide and overview of the new qualifications

Department for Education and Skills (DFES), corp creator. (2002) New GCSEs in vocational subjects : an employers’ guide and overview of the new qualifications.

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"The purpose of this leaflet is to give employers an overview of the new General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in vocational subjects and to identify ways in which businesses can support the learning objectives of the qualifications which were introduced in September 2002. This is one of a series of leaflets on the new GCSEs in vocational subjects. Other leaflets address questions raised by teachers, students and parents in relation to these new qualifications. The new qualifications will be taught in schools and colleges of further education. They provide the same standards and rigour as other GCSEs with a less theoretical and more practical approach to learning. As such they represent a positive choice for all young people. They are described as ‘Double Awards’ as they are twice the size of other GCSEs and enable learners to gain a double grade for the subject. Young people at Key Stage 4 (14 to 16 year olds) will take the new subjects at the same time as their more traditional GCSEs" -- (page 2)

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Publisher: Department for Education and Skills
Depositing User: lscback
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 09:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:22
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