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Stepping Stone: the future of the EBacc and student progression

Over a decade since its inception, AQi explores whether the EBacc curriculum is the right stepping stone to post-16 study and training for pupils in England.Read nowicon / report

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Online Exams – The Robots Are Coming!

Laura McInerney explores the reasons why we should welcome onscreen exams on the horizon.

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Technology

What do senior leaders think about on-screen assessment?

With the publication of a new report exploring attitudes to on-screen assessment, Tim Ewington takes a closer look at what senior leaders in schools and centres think about on-screen assessment.

Levelling Up

Is it time to stop talking about the ‘Forgotten Third’?

Catherine Sezen, Association of Colleges, explores whether we should stop discussing the ‘forgotten third' of students.

Assessment

Turning the spotlight on education’s forgotten pupils

Lee Elliot Major investigates how the education system can support students that attain a grade 3 and below in their GCSE maths and English.

Data Story

2021:EBacc Pass Rate by Subject Pillar and Local Authority

How do demographic patterns in EBacc pillar pass rates compare to 2019 and 2020?

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2020: EBacc Pass Rate by Subject Pillar and Local Authority

The regional variation in GCSE EBacc pillar pass rates closes in 2020. .

Data Story

2019: EBacc Pass Rate by Subject Pillar and Local Authority

How does the GCSE pass rate for EBacc subjects vary by Local Authority?

Assessment

The Birth of GCSEs: Four decades on, what were the reasons for GCSEs?

With the exam season nearing its end, Andrew Taylor, AQA’s Head of Mathematics, outlines the reasons why GCSEs were created.

Assessment

Making the grades – How does an exam turn into a qualification?

AQi considers how exam boards make sure that grades reflect the hard work and effort put in by students.

Data Story

2019: Proportion of students achieving a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths by 19

The disadvantage gap is consistent with 2017 and 2018 findings.

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International Approaches

We can gain new ideas from the way other countries are developing their approaches education and assessment. We should be open to new concepts from outside and within.

Assessment

A National Baccalaureate for England?

AQi looks at the National Baccalaureate Trust's recent proposals for introducing a national baccalaureate in England.

Briefing

Bacc again: A policy briefing on baccalaureate curriculum models

What could a baccalaureate look like in England? AQi explores some of the options.

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Briefing

Singapore: where is the poster child of global education heading now?

We look beyond the international league tables

Briefing

Finland: Educating the whole child

Making equality of opportunity the defining objective of a nation's educational strategy

Levelling Up

Levelling Up

Is it time to stop talking about the ‘Forgotten Third’?

Catherine Sezen, Association of Colleges, explores whether we should stop discussing the ‘forgotten third' of students.

Assessment

Turning the spotlight on education’s forgotten pupils

Lee Elliot Major investigates how the education system can support students that attain a grade 3 and below in their GCSE maths and English.

Briefing

On-screen Assessment in England’s Exam System

Exploring what on-screen assessment could mean for GCSE and A-Level students in England.

Technology

Technology will play a greater role in education and assessment. We must learn how to maximise its positive impact.

Assessment

Online Exams – The Robots Are Coming!

Laura McInerney explores the reasons why we should welcome onscreen exams on the horizon.

Technology

What do senior leaders think about on-screen assessment?

With the publication of a new report exploring attitudes to on-screen assessment, Tim Ewington takes a closer look at what senior leaders in schools and centres think about on-screen assessment.

Report

Computer science and on-screen assessment: Lessons for policymakers

Evaluating the barriers and benefits to on-screen assessment among AQA A-level Computer Science teachers.

Briefing

On-screen Assessment in England’s Exam System

Exploring what on-screen assessment could mean for GCSE and A-Level students in England.

Assessment

How and why do we assess students? What are the best approaches?

Assessment

Online Exams – The Robots Are Coming!

Laura McInerney explores the reasons why we should welcome onscreen exams on the horizon.

Assessment

Turning the spotlight on education’s forgotten pupils

Lee Elliot Major investigates how the education system can support students that attain a grade 3 and below in their GCSE maths and English.

Assessment

The Birth of GCSEs: Four decades on, what were the reasons for GCSEs?

With the exam season nearing its end, Andrew Taylor, AQA’s Head of Mathematics, outlines the reasons why GCSEs were created.

Assessment

Making the grades – How does an exam turn into a qualification?

AQi considers how exam boards make sure that grades reflect the hard work and effort put in by students.

Assessment

What was education like when the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952?

For Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, AQA looks back on what education and exams were like in 1952.

Assessment

Journey of a script – What happens after students put their pens down?

What happens after an exam is finished? AQi explains how they are turned into grades, in a matter of weeks.

Assessment

Making up an exam: How does a question paper get made?

With this year’s exam season kicking off, AQi explores the processes that help create the final exam papers that end up on students’ desks.

Report

Computer science and on-screen assessment: Lessons for policymakers

Evaluating the barriers and benefits to on-screen assessment among AQA A-level Computer Science teachers.

Assessment

A National Baccalaureate for England?

AQi looks at the National Baccalaureate Trust's recent proposals for introducing a national baccalaureate in England.

Briefing

Bacc again: A policy briefing on baccalaureate curriculum models

What could a baccalaureate look like in England? AQi explores some of the options.

Briefing

On-screen Assessment in England’s Exam System

Exploring what on-screen assessment could mean for GCSE and A-Level students in England.

Report

Stepping Stone: the future of the EBacc and student progression

Over a decade since its inception, AQi explores whether the EBacc curriculum is the right stepping stone to post-16 study and training for pupils in England.

Briefing

Comparable Outcomes: Setting the standard?

What is the comparable outcomes framework, how does it underpin grade standards and are there alternatives?

Briefing

Functional Skills Qualifications: The first decade

Ten years after they were launched, this briefing looks at the future of Functional Skills Qualifications and the levelling-up agenda

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What Next for GCSEs?

The past, present and future of GCSEs

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