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  1. An investigation into the accuracy of A-level predicted grades

    Martin Delap

    This paper presents the results of an investigation into the relationship between teachers’ predictions of A‐level grades and the actual grades obtained by a sample of applicants for university places. In total, over 9,000 predicted grades from approximately 3,000 applicants were considered....

  2. Sex differences in objective test performance

    Roger Murphy

    The choice of techniques used in making educational assessments may have a crucial influence on the relative performance of various groups of individuals....

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

    Roger Murphy

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

  4. What's in a name? Experiments with blind marking in A-level examinations

    Jo-Anne Baird

    A-level results have a substantial impact upon candidates' futures and it is crucial that the results are as fair as possible. Candidates' names appear on examination scripts and some have suggested that this could produce bias in the marking....

  5. Engineering a change in education

    23 June 2014

    With a gender chasm in engineering and a skills shortage on the horizon, it’s time to take a new approach to engineering education that acknowledges differences between girls and boys, says Dawn Bonfield.

  6. After G.C.E.

    J. A. Petch

    This report considers students sitting O-level and A-level examinations in 1956 and records their subsequent progression....