In October 2004, the Tomlinson report (downloadable at http://www.dfes.gov.uk/14-19/documents/Final%20Report.pdf) set out wide-ranging proposals for changes to the curriculum and examination arrangements for the education of 14 to 19 year olds. In February 2005, the Government published its response in the form of a White Paper (Cm. 6476, ISBN 9780101647625) detailing a 10-year reform programme including the introduction of 14 new awards (originally called vocational Diplomas); thus rejecting the overarching Diploma award recommended in the Tomlinson report. Whilst stating its belief that the proposed changes would have been better structured and more coherent had Tomlinson's proposals been adopted, the Committee's report examines the design, development and implementation of the Government's Diplomas scheme.... that Awarding Bodies are working within the latest position on grading, we outline below the advice we have given to Government on Grading the Diploma. ... raises many further technical issues, not least around designing individual mark schemes for each unit. ... TIMESCALE Although grading is a very specific, technical example of the difliculties facing OCR, we feel that, on a more general level, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education and Skills Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2007-05-17|