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  1. Assessment of the National Curriculum- some fundamental considerations

    Mike Cresswell and Jim Houston

    This paper addresses the considerable assessment problems posed by the fact that variations in difficulty are found between tasks with identical specifications....

  2. An analysis of the GCE A* grade

    Daniel Acquah

    The General Certificate of Education (GCE) A* grade was first awarded to students in 2010. It was introduced to assist higher education institutions in differentiating between the highest performing students and to promote and reward greater stretch and challenge....

  3. The technical baccalaureate: providing excellence in vocational education?

    Daniel Acquah and Debra Malpass

    Proposals for a technical baccalaureate have received cross-party support in England. The technical baccalaureate is intended to deliver the necessary training to enable young people to fill the UK’s skills gap in intermediate-level occupations in STEM and other sectors....