Insights provide a platform for sharing our views and research on the big education topics that impact assessment around the globe.

Are we falling off a mathematical cliff-edge?

Simon Lebus asks why we are struggling with providing high-quality maths education and what we need to change to attract the next generation of skilled mathematical minds.

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Is there a future for music education?

Marie Bessant, OCR's Music and Performing Arts subject advisor, spoke at a Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar on 'The Provision, uptake and teaching at primary and secondary level'.

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When context is king

Paul Steer talks birthday party venues, alligator eggs and accommodating a pig when it comes to the context within which exam questions are set.

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Why study assessment?

Deep Ghataura, Physics teacher and curriculum designer reflects on his time studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Examinations and Assessment, and advocates “assessment literacy for all”.

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We have also hosted a series of debates on some of the current issues in education. These include:

Please note that in providing a platform for educational debate not all material shown here represents our own views.


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Seminar: Assessing the world - visiting Cleverlands

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