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Clause 66

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

190APage 48, line 17, at end insert—
 ""other relevant school" means an Academy, city technology college or city college for the technology of the arts"
 

Before Clause 67

191[Re-tabled as amendment 191A]
 

THE BARONESS GOULD OF POTTERNEWTON
THE BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

191AInsert the following new Clause—
  "Curriculum requirements for first, second and third key stages
  In section 84 of EA 2002 (curriculum requirements for first, second and third key stages), after paragraph (g) of subsection (3) insert—
    "(ga)  personal, social and health education, and"."
 

Clause 67

 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY

192Page 49, line 5, at end insert ", and
    (   )  a modern foreign language specified in an order of the Secretary of State"
 

THE BARONESS GOULD OF POTTERNEWTON
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

193Page 49, line 5, at end insert ", and
    (   )  personal, social and health education"
 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

193APage 49, line 5, at end insert—
    "(4A)  Provision shall be made by the school for any relevant cultural, religious, secular or health considerations of the pupils undertaking the programme of study in the foundation subject referred to in subsection (4)."
 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

194Page 49, line 12, at end insert—
    "(   )  A pupil in the fourth key stage is entitled, if he so elects, to follow a course of study in science that leads to separate qualifications in—
    (a)  biology,
    (b)  chemistry, and
    (c)  physics."
195Page 49, line 12, at end insert—
    "(   )  From the beginning of the school year commencing in 2008, a pupil in the fourth key stage who attained at least level six in assessments in science for the purposes of the National Curriculum at the end of the third key stage shall be entitled to follow a course of study in science which leads to separate qualifications in the three sciences."
196Page 49, line 12, at end insert—
    "(   )  From the beginning of the school year commencing in 2008, all schools designated as specialist science schools under the specialist schools programme shall offer courses of study which lead to separate qualifications in the three sciences to any pupil in the fourth key stage who achieved at least level six in assessments in science for the purposes of the National Curriculum at the end of the third key stage."
 

THE BARONESS GOULD OF POTTERNEWTON
THE BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN
THE BARONESS WALMSLEY

197Page 49, line 12, at end insert—
    "(5A)  In subsection (4)(d) provision shall be made by the school for any relevant cultural, religious, secular or health considerations of the pupils undertaking this programme of study."
 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE

198Page 49, line 17, at end insert—
    "(6A)  The governing body of a maintained school may opt to provide a course of study in any of the core subjects for the fourth key stage that leads to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education as an alternative to one approved under section 98 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 for the purposes of section 96 of that Act.
    (6B)  Where the governing body opts to provide a course of study under subsection (6A), section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 shall not apply in relation to the provision of that course of study.
    (6C)  In relation to any performance targets or tables, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education shall be considered acceptable at Grades A*, A, B or C in lieu of a General Certificate of Secondary Education on a subject for subject basis.
    (6D)  In this section "the International General Certificate of Secondary Education" means the qualification of that name awarded by—
    (a)  the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate,
    (b)  Edexcel Ltd."
199Page 49, line 27, leave out "four"
 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

199APage 49, line 31, at end insert—
    "(1A)  A pupil who chooses to follow a course of study falling within subsection (1)(b) is in addition entitled to choose a course of study in subjects within one or more of four entitlement areas specified in subsection (2) as may be reasonably permitted by provision and timetable constraints."
 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE

200Page 49, leave out lines 40 to 42 and insert—
    "(   )  geography (comprising only that subject),
    (   )  history (comprising only that subject),"
201Page 49, line 43, leave out first "modern"
202Page 49, line 43, leave out second "modern"
203Page 49, line 45, leave out "modern"
204Page 49, line 45, at end insert—
    "(   )  An order under subsection (2)(d) must, in addition to any other languages that may be specified, include the following languages—
    (a)  Standard Chinese or Mandarin,
    (b)  Arabic,
    (c)  Spanish,
    (d)  Latin."
 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

204APage 51, leave out lines 6 to 10 and insert—
    "(   )  It shall be open to any pupil to elect to follow a course of study which consists of discrete units of study within the different entitlement areas set out in subsection (1)(b) and in such cases the pupil must satisfy the governing body of the school or further education institution to which he is affiliated that the units of study he proposes to pursue are compatible with each other and fit into the overall framework of his personal curriculum objectives."
 

After Clause 67

 

THE BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN

205Insert the following new Clause—
  "Requirements relating to collective worship
(1)  SSFA 1998 is amended as follows.
(2)  For section 70(1) substitute—
    "(1)  Each pupil in attendance at a community, foundation or voluntary school shall on each school day take part in an assembly, which shall further his spiritual, moral, social and cultural education."
(3)  For subsection (3) of that section substitute—
    "(3)  The arrangements for the assembly required by subsection (1) may, in respect of each school day, provide for a single assembly for all pupils or separate assemblies for pupils in different age groups or in different school groups.
    (4)  For the purposes of subsection (3) a "school group" is any group in which pupils are taught or take part in other school activities.
    (5)  Subject to section 71, in the case of a voluntary aided school of a religious character, the foundation governors or governing body may make arrangements for religious worship as a part of assemblies.
    (6)  The religious worship referred to in subsection (5) shall be in accordance with the trust deed relating to the school or, where provision for that purpose is not made by such a deed, in accordance with the tenets and practices of the religion or religious denomination specified in relation to the school under section 69(4).
    (7)  Subject to subsection (8), the religious worship referred to in subsection (5) shall take place on the school premises.
    (8)  If the governing body of a voluntary aided school of a religious character are of the opinion that it is desirable that an act of religious worship should, on a special occasion, take place elsewhere than on the school premises, they may, after consultation with the head teacher, make such arrangements for that purpose as they think appropriate."
(4)  For section 71(1) substitute—
    "(1)  If the parent of a pupil at a community, foundation or voluntary school or at a City Technology College or an Academy requests that he may be wholly or partly excused—
    (a)  from receiving religious education given (in the case of a maintained school) in the school in accordance with the school's basic curriculum or (in the case of City Technology College or an Academy) in accordance with arrangements made by the governing body or head teacher of the College or Academy,
    (b)  from attendance at any religious worship in (as the case may be) the school, College or Academy, or
    (c)  both from receiving such education and from such attendance,
      the pupil shall be so excused until the request is withdrawn."
(5)  In subsection (2)(b) of that section, for "paragraph 2(6) of schedule 20" substitute "section 70(8)".
(6)  For paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (7) of that section substitute—
    "(a)  receives religious education or is withdrawn from receiving such education or from attendance at such religious worship as is provided in accordance with the wishes of his parent, and
    (b)  attends assemblies."
(7)  Schedule 20 is hereby repealed."
 

THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE

205AInsert the following new Clause—
  "Approval of qualifications for persons aged 16 to 19
  The Secretary of State shall ensure that the qualifications listed in the first column of the Table below awarded by the awarding body specified in the second column are approved under section 98 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21) (approved qualifications: England) for the purposes of section 96 (persons under 19) of that Act.
 TABLE
QualificationAwarding Body
      1.   International Baccalaureate               DiplomaInternational Baccalaureate Organisation.
      2.   Cambridge Pre-UCambridge International Examinations."
 

Clause 68

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

205BPage 52, line 5, leave out "19" and insert "25"
205CPage 52, line 23, leave out "19" and insert "25"
 

THE BARONESS THORNTON

206Page 52, line 23, at end insert "unless he is a member of a group prescribed by the Secretary of State as particularly educationally disadvantaged in which case the entitlement ceases if he does not begin the course of study before he attains the age of 22"
 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

206APage 52, line 33, leave out "19" and insert "25"
 

THE BARONESS THORNTON

207Page 52, line 33, at end insert "unless he is a member of a group prescribed by the Secretary of State as particularly educationally disadvantaged in which case the entitlement ceases if he does not begin the course of study before he attains the age of 22"
 

After Clause 68

 

THE BARONESS WHITAKER
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL

208Insert the following new Clause—
  "Schools of a religious character: curriculum
(1)  In section 375(3) of EA 1996, after "religions" insert "and beliefs".
(2)  Schedule A to SSFA 1998 is amended as follows.
(3)  In the heading above paragraph 3, after "Foundation" insert ", voluntary aided".
(4)  In paragraph 3(1), after "foundation" insert ", voluntary aided".
(5)  In paragraph 3(3), after "governors" insert "or governing body".
(6)  Paragraph 4 shall cease to have effect."
 

THE LORD LUCAS

209Insert the following new Clause—
  "Authorisation of curricula and examinations
(1)  The Secretary of State shall make such arrangements as are required to enable maintained schools to offer such alternative curricula and qualifications as are authorised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
(2)  The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority shall, upon application and subject to the payment of its reasonable charge, authorise for use in United Kingdom schools any curriculum or qualification which offers, in its opinion, education of broadly the same standard and quality as any part of the National Curriculum."

 
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