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Changes to teaching 14-19 year olds on the horizon

Wed, 18 Dec 2013

Reform of applied and vocational qualifications for 14-19 year olds in England could trigger changes in the Isle of Man.

Intended for first teaching in September 2014 – the adjustments follow on from a review of vocational education undertaken by Professor Alison Wolf in 2011.

The Department for Education and Children (DEC) says the Island has alternative options to the proposals – which would mean a spring term public consultation on the way forward. 

Paul Craine is the co-ordinating adviser for the DEC – he says we find ourselves in a unique position:


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