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  1. Sex differences in GCE examination entry statistics and success rates

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    The General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations were first introduced in 1951....

  2. Extended project evaluation (cohort 2): Student information

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira

    In November 2007 the second cohort of students were awarded grades for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)....

  3. Extended project (cohort 3) and project qualification (level 1 and 2): Student evaluation

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira and Kate Tremain

    In summer 2008, the third cohort of students were awarded grades for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). At the same time, awards were made to the first, and only, pilot cohort for the Level 1 and 2 Project Qualifications (PQ)....

  4. Extended project evaluation (cohort 1): Student information

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira

    Summer 2007 heralded certification of the first cohort of students entered for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)....

  5. Students' approaches to learning and their performance in the Extended Project pilot

    Authors: 
    Anthony Daly and Anne Pinot de Moira

    Within the new framework set out in the final report of the Working Group on 14–19 Reform (2004), an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) was proposed in England to foster the development of students' independent study skills....

  6. The value of GCSEs

    Authors: 
    Lesley Meyer

    Since being introduced for first teaching in 1986, GCSE qualifications have been subject to much criticism and their value is now being questioned. This paper gives a brief overview of the background to the GCSE qualification system, and then considers factors against and in favour of it....

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