Current Issues In Pcet

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Current Issues In Pcet - Quiz

This quiz will check how up-to-date you are with Current Issues in the field of post-compulsory education and training


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The school leaving age has recently been extended. What is the new school leaving age?
    • A. 

      17 years old

    • B. 

      18 years old

    • C. 

      19 years old

  • 2. 
    How many young people sit AS and A2 level exams every year?
    • A. 

      Half a million

    • B. 

      Two million

    • C. 

      Two hundred thousand

  • 3. 
    What is the status of the new Extended Project?
    • A. 

      It is a separate qualification which students can add to their programme

    • B. 

      It is a module that is part of the new Advanced Diploma

    • C. 

      It is a core module for the International Baccalaureate

  • 4. 
    Applied A-levels have been updated and now have a new grading system.What are the range of grades that will be awarded?
    • A. 

      Grades A - U

    • B. 

      Grades A* - E

    • C. 

      Grades A* - EE

  • 5. 
    The International Baccalaureate is to have its university admissions points downgraded from next year. Why has this change come about?
    • A. 

      The new extended A. levels will be harder than current ones

    • B. 

      Universities do not welcome so many providers of the IB

    • C. 

      Key Skills are not part of the IB

  • 6. 
    The new Diploma was introduced in 2008. What is the status of a Foundation Diploma?
    • A. 

      It prepares students for entrance to University

    • B. 

      It is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades D - G

    • C. 

      It is the equivalent to 7 GCSEs at grades A* - C

  • 7. 
    When will the Extended Diploma be introduced?
    • A. 

      2009

    • B. 

      2010

    • C. 

      2011

  • 8. 
    In 2006, Tony Blair announced that he would make £2.5 million available to make sure there was at least one school or college in each local authority able to offer a certain  course by 2010.Which course was he talking about?
    • A. 

      Entry to Employment (E to E)

    • B. 

      The International Baccalaureate

    • C. 

      The Higher Diploma

    • D. 

      The Foundation Degree

  • 9. 
    There will be a national entitlement to Diploma qualifications.How many Diplomas are there
    • A. 

      Nine

    • B. 

      Fourteen

    • C. 

      Seventeen

  • 10. 
    The AQA Bacc was designed at Farnborough College in Hampshire. This is a programme offered by the AQA examination board What is the AQA Bacc?
    • A. 

      It includes a Diploma plus Key Skills plus 100 hours Enrichment activities

    • B. 

      It includes 3 A. levels, 1 AS level, an Extended Project and 100 hours Enrichment Activities

    • C. 

      It includes 2 A. levels and a Diploma

  • 11. 
    Which qualification has been developed by a leading university in conjunction with schools, universities and subject associations to offer the development of a successful student, equipped to succeed at university through a focus on independent thinking, study skills and in depth subject knowledge?
    • A. 

      The Open University Foundation Diploma

    • B. 

      The Oxford National Entrance Certificate

    • C. 

      The Cambridge Pre-U

  • 12. 
    In the Dearing Report, Lord Dearing announced key government targets for university places.What is the percentage target for 18 - 19 years olds to gain university places?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      50%

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