I have spent the day today at the QCA Phase 4 Line of Learning Criteria Consultation Event in Bristol, to find out a bit more about the new Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma which will be delivered from September 2011.
It was a very interesting day. The response from those taking part in the consultation was very positive. There were a variety of people represented at the Humanities and Social Sciences sessions. These included teachers, employers and university lecturers. we managed to get a good idea of what the course will involve and the way in which it might be delivered.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma (I’m going to refer to it as HSS Diploma to save time!) has a very large disciplinary footprint. There are a total of 16 individual subject areas included, from Geography and History, to Classics and Psychology. However, once we delved a little deeper, we realised that this should actually mean that we can use this as our USP. Many students may be wary of narrowing their future career options with some of the Phase 1 and 2 diplomas. However, with the HSS diploma, they will be getting a broad education and developing the skills universities and employers say are currently missing.
The final details on the Line of Learning Statement for HSS will be available soon at:
If you would like you views heard, you can also take part in the consultation process online, by filling in a questionaire at: