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ERIC Number: EJ1155054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Impact of Changes to Practical Assessment at GCSE and A-Level: The Start of a Longitudinal Study by OCR
Wilson, Frances; Wade, Neil; Evans, Steve
School Science Review, v98 n362 p119-128 Sep 2016
As part of a wider qualification reform at upper secondary level in England, the assessment of practical work is changing, following concerns that the legacy model of assessment was having a negative impact on teaching and learning. The OCR examination board is running a longitudinal survey of teachers' views on practical work, focusing on the purpose of practical science, the type and quantity of practical science undertaken, challenges associated with practical work, and the impact on assessment. This article introduces the study and presents some initial baseline findings from the year before the reforms were introduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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