|Leader:||Judith Drury, COA Regional Director, North East|
|Date:||Wednesday 29 June 2016|
|Time:||12:30 – 15:30|
|Venue:||University of York, Heslington East Campus|
|Cost:||There is no charge for this meeting|
|Topic:||A level and GCSE Reform: 2017 Entry and Beyond|
We have pleasure in confirming details of our latest meeting for careers teachers and higher education advisers in the North East.
We are in a period of upheaval for public exams. The structures and grading systems of both A-level and GCSE are being changed, in different years for different subjects, and in different orders for the two levels of exam. The situation is confusing enough for schools, but how do universities propose to tackle it? How can schools ensure that their pupils are treated fairly?
Our speaker, Simon Willis, Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions at the University of York, will provide an overview of how universities will approach the new system, particularly during the transition period. There will also be an opportunity for a discussion about how schools and universities can support each other as we move into the new schemes.
There is an optional tour of the newer Heslington East campus at 11:30, with lunch available from 12.30. Our speaker will address us at 13.30. An open forum will follow the presentation in which those present can network, share ideas and exchange examples of good practice.