Today the DfE published an updated version of their document Key Stage 4 performance tables: Inclusion of 14-16 qualifications from 2014. This confirms additional non-GCSE qualifications that will count in school headline measures from 2014.
We can confirm that our next generation BTEC First Awards in Principles of Applied Science and Application of Science (NQF) are on the revised list. If headline measures are important for you, this now gives you a choice for your learners starting Year 10 in September 2012. You can either continue teaching the 2010 QCF specifications (Extended Certificate or Diploma), or start these learners on the next generation BTEC First Awards in Principles of Applied Science and Application of Science (NQF).
Following either option will ensure your students' achievements will be recognised in your school headline measures from 2014.
Download your specifications today for first teaching in September 2012!