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DfE's Chief Analyst discusses A-level reform at PSA Conference

The PSA’s Heads of Department Conference included a session to discuss the ongoing A-level reforms to 50 Heads of Department from around the UK.

The PSA invited the Department for Education’s Chief Analyst, Professor Tim Leunig, and Head of Politics at Manchester Grammar School, Richard Kelly, to outline the current situation given the critical importance of this issue.

The PSA’s Programme Development Officer, James Ludley, also updated HoDs on the role the PSA has been playing to help facilitate dialogue with the main awarding bodies around new course content and also to champion the subject to Government and Ofqual.  This includes convening a meeting of the awarding bodies in London on 30th January, 2015 – see below for full details about attending.

You can watch the video of the discussion online here.

A-level Reform Meeting: London 30/01/2015

Given the importance of this issue, the PSA is very keen to help facilitate dialogue and engagement to ensure progress is being made for new Government and Politics course content.

To this end, the PSA is convening a meeting of Government and Politics A-level teachers and representatives from all the main awarding bodies to discuss A-level reform on the afternoon of Friday 30th January, 2015 4pm – 5.30pm being held at University College London.

We hope this meeting is also a strong opportunity and the step in the right direction to help secure the subject’s future.  AQA, Edexcel and OCR will all be represented at the meeting. The meeting is taking place at University College London - all registered attendees will receive full details in due course.

To register for this meeting, please e-mail James Ludley. There are still some places available but will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

A-level Reform and Teachers' Workshop: Belfast 23/01/15

The PSA is pleased to announce the details for a FREE half-day Teaching Political Studies: Development Workshop in partnership with the University of Ulster on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

A programme for the day can be viewed here.  Full details and how to register for this workshop can be found on the PSA's website here.

We are pleased to be joined by CCEA’s Subject Officer for Government and Politics for a session regarding the developments to the reformed A-level specification.