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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'.

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.

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”.

What makes great assessment?

Tim Oates asks what makes great assessment? What are the current and foreseeable assessment challenges and uncertainties facing educators? What action can the profession take to address these challenges?

Reforms, resits and 'good' passes

Paul Steer comments on the challenges of reforming functional skills, what a 'good pass' will look like at GCSE following the 9-1 reforms, and the 'heavily criticised' maths and English resit policy.

Assessment from a social perspective

Martin Johnson from our research division writes about the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe (AEA-Europe) annual conference, held recently in Cyprus.


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