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Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Museum of the Year 2014

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Learning Team at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Named Museum of the Year 2014, YSP is an extraordinary place that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight. As one of Britain's leading contemporary art organisations it has an internationally renowned exhibition and engagement programme. The multi award winning Learning Programme underpins all YSP activity, aiming to make art, landscape and heritage, accessible to the whole community, and to offer opportunities for people to engage with the arts in a creative and meaningful way.

The successful candidates will have a passion for making art accessible to all, a deep understanding of the creative process, and an interest in the multitude of ways people learn and enjoy the world around them. This must sit alongside a motivation to open doors for those who may need a helping hand, and a will to investigate the many layers of society that shape how people live around the world.

Formal Learning Coordinator
Up to £25,000 - permanent position

The successful applicant will assist the Head of Learning in developing a programme of formal education which engages students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. They will build long term links with educational institutions and the communities, organisations and networks which support them. This role is funded by the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation.

Family Learning Coordinator
Up to £25,000 - 3 year fixed term position

The successful applicant will assist the Head of Learning in planning and implementing a programme of intergenerational learning, which increases the social, economic, and cultural diversity of intergenerational visits to YSP. This is a key role in Learning Together, a fascinating three year action research programme funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which will develop a new early year's programme, whilst informing and enriching the existing family programme.

These are exceptional opportunities for committed and experienced arts professionals to shape the family engagement and the formal learning programmes at YSP.
For an application pack, please click this link or contact HR on 01924 832543

Closing date for applications Monday 6th October 2014.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Tate Research Centre: Learning - information and call for submissions

The Tate gallery is to launch the Tate Research Centre: Learning (TRC: Learning) in October 2014. The centre aims to be a co-curated and conversational platform to share research and support the development of best practice across the field of gallery education and learning.
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Art and design GCSE numbers increase but attainment at A and A* sees a sharp fall

This year's art and design GCSE results show the lowest cumulative percentage of A* candidates for five years: 8.9 per cent (2014) achieved an A*. Cumulative percentages of A* grades range between 9.8 per cent in 2012 and 7.6 per cent in 2009; this year 22.8 per cent achieved a grade A – the lowest cumulative percentage in seven years (in 2007, 22.4 per cent achieved an A grade).
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A level results – numbers taking art and design continue to fall

GCE A level (All UK)
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Ofqual consultation: developing new GCSE, AS and A level qualifications for first teaching in 2016

As part of the ongoing reform of qualifications, Ofqual have launched a consultation which sets out proposals for how a range of new GCSEs, AS and A levels due to be taught in schools and colleges from September 2016 should be assessed.
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