Vocational element for 14-plus
RSA was pleased to be able to organise an event which enabled heads and teachers to appreciate the fact that, at senior levels within the Office for Standards in Education and elsewhere, there are still those who wish to draw clear distinctions between the so-called "academic" and the so-called "vocational".
For our part, however, we believe that the curriculum for all post-14 should have a vocational dimension, but that the way in which schools mediate that entitlement to individual pupils will vary according to individual interests and motivation. So too, RSA believes that the curriculum for those in KS4 is likely to differ from the curriculum for a 17-year-old: but the former should be a sensible preparation for the latter with obvious progression links.
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