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  • Former Pearson executive Bill Anderson has announced that he will not be taking up the role as new chief executive of the Cambridge Assessment Group.

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  • The average A Level English Literature student writes around 1,000 words per hour in an exam – or 17 words a minute, according to a Cambridge Assessment study. Researchers at Cambridge Assessment followed up an earlier study into the length of GCSE English Literature students’ essays and found a similar ‘Goldilocks effect’ in which candidates should not write too little, but should not write too much either.

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  • It’s probably one of the most common questions asked by students: how much do I need to write in an exam? Now researchers at Cambridge Assessment think they may have the answer.

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  • Cambridge Assessment’s Tim Oates CBE has been given a major industry award for his contribution to education.

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  • Questions have a powerful and fundamental role to play in education, a conference has heard. More than 100 people attended Cambridge Assessment’s flagship autumn event, Questioning Questions, with around 1,000 more taking part online.

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  • There are three stand-out features of the world’s top-performing education systems, a seminar has heard. Over 100 people attended a Cambridge Assessment Network talk by Lucy Crehan, whose book Cleverlands chronicles her experiences observing the best educational practice from around the world.

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