BTEC, CiDA and the 2015 school performance tables (England only)

Mon Nov 26 16:51:00 UTC 2012

We had some great news for schools and colleges delivering BTEC and DiDA yesterday, as the DfE published the list of qualifications recognised in headline measures in the 2015 performance tables for Key Stage 4.

Next generation BTEC Firsts in I&CT

We're pleased to announce that the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Firsts in Information and Creative Technology (NQF) have been included in the list of qualifications approved by the DfE for inclusion in the school performance table headline measures (five A*-C) in 2015.

The following qualifications are included in the list:

  • 600/6071/2 - Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
     
  • 600/6072/4 - Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology
     
  • 600/4789/6 - Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology.

Please read our official announcement, which includes details of all qualifications on the list, or visit the DfE website for further information.

Next generation CiDA

We're pleased to announce that our next generation CiDA qualification, the Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications, has also been included in the list of qualifications approved by the DfE for inclusion in the school performance table headline measures (five A*-C) in 2015.

This is great news for our existing DiDA schools and colleges, as you can offer next generation CiDA to current year 9 learners and to year 10s starting in September 2013. CiDA will count as one GCSE towards headline measures when these learners certificate in summer 2015.

You can read more about next generation CiDA and access the specification on the CiDA pages of our website.

This information is vital as you plan for September 2013. If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact the ICT team on 0844 372 2186 or email us at TeachingICT@Pearson.com.

I hope you found this update useful.

All the best,

Nimesh Patel
ICT Subject Specialist
TeachingICT@Pearson.com

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