Events taking place in the world of qualifications and assessment held by the AQi and other organisations from around the world.
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.
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.
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.
2018: Proportion of students achieving a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths by 19
In only one LEA are disadvantaged students more likely to meet the benchmark than their more affluent peers.
2017: Proportion of students achieving a Level 2 qualification in English and Maths by 19
On average, advantaged pupils were 55% more likely to pass both qualifications.
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.
OECD 2017-2019: Qualifications and Employment
How does highest qualification level affect patterns in part-time, full-time and unemployment?
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.
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.
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.