Managing malpractice

A few months ago we presented the headline results of a survey commissioned in 2014 looking at the ways in which teachers can seek to improve the grades of their students. The results were provided by a small, self-selecting group …

Some thoughts on perceptions

Ofqual perceptions report, wave 13

The latest YouGov report is the 13th annual exploration of attitudes to general and vocational qualifications, as well as to Ofqual.  The research, which we commissioned and was conducted by YouGov, investigated perceptions and levels of confidence in qualifications and …

GCSE maths, final decisions

GCSE mathematics research

Those of you that have been following this blog will know that we have been undertaking a programme of research in order to evaluate the expected difficulty of the exam boards’ sample GCSE maths papers and their approach to the assessment …

A shared moral compass

Oxford Ethics Symposium

When is helping a student not in his best interests, or fair to other students? It is a tricky question, and one of many we considered with a small group of teachers, school leaders and academics in a symposium on …