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Adult GCSEs, anyone? We need qualifications that really work for students and employers

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) I spent a very interesting day a couple of weeks ago at the IOE London Region Post-14 Network Research and Policy Working Day. A very healthy gathering

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education

We need a full-scale, politically neutral review of accountability and exams

Chris Husbands If nothing else, today’s Ofqual report into this year’s GCSE reminds us that few things in education are more technically complex than assessment. The controversial report itself is a difficult document to navigate. The differences between marks, grades

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

The GCSE debacle: what, if anything, went wrong?

 Tina Isaacs Reading the headlines about the current GCSE furore brought me back to the heady days of September 2002 and the last major examination crisis. Teachers reported marking discrepancies in certain A level coursework modules and complained to awarding

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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