Tag Archives: GCSE

Time for technology to improve the examination process

GCSE is an exam taken by pupils of all abilities. This poses some assessment challenges, not least in the creation of papers that can stretch and challenge the most able students and accurately differentiate between them, whilst at the same … Continue reading

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East and West can trade educational expertise

Writing in The Times last week about GCSE reform, Michael Gove stated that introducing higher standards and ambitions, including more demanding questions in Maths and science, was needed to help state school students “compete with their contemporaries in Singapore and … Continue reading

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Marking the markers

I can still remember the August day in 1988 when I opened my ‘A’ level results envelope to see a welcome number of A grades and one C.  For the next few days my world stopped.  An injustice had been … Continue reading

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Gove-levels

It looks like it is to be ‘all change’ again with simultaneous reforms of both GCSE and ‘A’ level.   Over the next three years we are likely to see the largest overhaul of the public exams system since the introduction of … Continue reading

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The examination crisis that was bound to happen

There is a grim inevitability to the current exams crisis.  The Exam Boards will be scapegoated, but the root causes of the problem lie not with them or OfQual, but with a politically inspired reform agenda which has seen too … Continue reading

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