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  1. Online one-to-one tuition: Designing for effectiveness

    Claire Whitehouse

    In this review, one-to-one tuition is assumed to take place outside the hours of mainstream formal schooling and involves teaching carried out by one tutor, an adult, with one learner to supplement learning in the classroom....

  2. An evaluation of a prototype feedback tool for teachers

    Victoria Spalding

    This project explored some analysis options AQA can pursue in repackaging the items retired from an item-bank. Past paper analysis will be made redundant when on-demand testing is implemented in 2015. Item analysis tools could be provided to teachers to act as a replacement....

  3. Classification accuracy and consistency in GCSE and A Level examinations offered by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) November 2008 to June 2009

    Christopher Wheadon and Ian Stockford

    The aim of this study was to investigate the classification accuracy and consistency in individual units of GCSE and A level examinations offered by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) from November 2008 to June 2009....

  4. The value of GCSEs

    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....

  5. Structuring and formatting examination papers: examiners' views of good practice

    Victoria Spalding

    AQA is in the process of changing its practices, with plans to implement question banking and auto test construction, while embarking on a large scale project to improve the quality of its papers....

  6. Examining assessment

    Lena Gray, Claire Jackson and Lindsay Simmonds

    AQA’s research – carried out within the Centre for Education Research and Practice (CERP), under the auspices of the AQA Research Committee – has its roots in a number of predecessor bodies, including the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB) and the Associated Examining Board (AEB)....


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