Letters extra: key skills qualification

25th May 2001 at 01:00

As we draw near the end of the first year of the curriculum 2000 changes, our school is evaluating the curriculum model we adopted for our Year 12.

One of the most significant issues appears to be the impact of the key skills qualification.

Many experienced teachers in our school have been comparing the key skills qualification to the early days of the national curriculum when ticking boxes was de regueur and the workload so overwhemming that the system was amended. We are potentially facing a similar situation now unless action can be taken to minimise the bureaucracy associated with key skills portfolios.

Owen Perkins , key skills co-ordinator
Richard Brown , head of sixth form
Peter Colebourn , deputy head
Heathfield community college, East Sussexnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

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