As we have noted in recent posts, there are currently two consultations open that relate to GCSE D&T. David and Torben have developed responses to both of these and this post provides links to our response to the Ofqual consultation, which concerns the assessment of the revised GCSE in Design & Technology for first teaching in 2016.
If you wish to use the contents as part of your own response to the consultation then please do so. Alternatively feel free to use our notes as a starting point for your own comments.
The important thing is that Ofqual get a lot of responses!
You can respond in any of three ways described below. Note the closing date of Wednesday, 19th November 2014. [Note that the Ofqual website has said Monday 19th November up until today! We have alerted Ofqual and they have confirmed that Wednesday, 19th November is correct and will update their website.]
How to respond (extracted from http://comment.ofqual.gov.uk/developing-new-qualifications-for-2016-part-2/respond/respond/)
If you have an interest in GCSE, A level and AS qualifications we hope you will respond to this consultation. You do not have to respond to all questions; you might prefer to answer those related to a specific subject only.
Please respond to this consultation in one of three ways:
- Complete the online response at http://surveys.ofqual.gov.uk/s3/developing-new-qualifications-for-first-teaching-in-2016-part-2
- Email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org – please include ‘GCSE, A level and AS Qualification Subject Requirements’ in the subject line of the email and make clear who you are and in what capacity you are responding.
- Post your response to: GCSE, A level and AS Qualification Subject Requirements, Ofqual, Spring Place, Coventry Business Park, Herald Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6UB.
The closing date for responses to the consultation is Monday, 19th November 2014.
[Note that the Ofqual website has said Monday 19th November up until today! We have alerted Ofqual and they have confirmed that Wednesday, 19th November is correct and will update their website.]