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- 27 Nov 2009
10,000 organisations accept Cambridge English qualifications
- Around 10,000 organisations now accept Cambridge ESOL language qualifications as proof of English for immigration, entrance to higher education and enhanced career prospects. Recognising organisations include the UK Border Agency, the Greek Civil Service and leading Higher Education Establishments around the world – including the top Ivy League Institutions and the Russell Group.
- 18 Nov 2009
Confidence in Standards – now possible
- Cambridge Assessment is proud to have helped Members of Parliament in both Lords and Commons to improve the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill such that the new regulator, Ofqual, is enabled to act as a genuinely independent standards-orientated regulator.
- 11 Nov 2009
Effective e-assessment: Making IT happen
- Despite continuous improvements to technology applications the mainstream education industry has remained largely immune to its use within high stakes national assessment systems.
- 2 Nov 2009
GCSE uptake and results 2002-2007
- New statistics report
- 20 Oct 2009
Local children enjoy singing workshop in celebration of Clare
- Children from the John Clare and Peakirk-cum-Glinton Church of England Primary Schools took part in a singing workshop on Sunday (18 October) as part of a weekend of celebratory events dedicated to the work of poet John Clare, hosted by the UK arm of Cambridge Assessment, exam board OCR in support of the John Clare Trust and Clare Cottage. Suzi Whiting, Deputy Head of Peakirk-cum-Glinton School, commented: "This was a great chance for the children to sing with adults."
- 14 Oct 2009
Cambridge Assessment comments on the Policy Exchange Report Science Fiction? Uncovering the real level of science skills at school and university
- The Cambridge Assessment Research Division has produced a commentary, Science: A valid overview of entries in schools and colleges, on the Policy Exchange Report Science Fiction? Uncovering the real level of science skills at school and university
- 29 Sep 2009
Education for economic recovery
- Cambridge Assessment draws MPs into a debate about education for economic recovery.
- 29 Sep 2009
New stats report on A level uptake and results 2002-2007
- New stats report on A level uptake and results 2002-2007
- 9 Sep 2009
Bringing history to life
- Key moments in history have been brought to life through dramatic performances and captured for use in the classroom.
- 7 Sep 2009
IGCSE funding in state schools
- State schools are in line to receive a decision on funding for Cambridge IGCSE as they return from the holiday.
- 17 Aug 2009
We know why students choose the A levels they do
- 16 Jul 2009
More University of Oxford Applicants to Take the Thinking Skills Assessment
- Following a successful trial last year, the University of Oxford has announced that applicants to their undergraduate courses in Experimental Psychology (EP) and Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology (PPP) will be required to take the Thinking Skills Assessment admissions test this November. The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is developed and delivered by Cambridge Assessment’s New Developments Division.
- 10 Jul 2009
4th Cambridge Assessment Conference – registration now open
- The 4th Cambridge Assessment Conference will take place on 19th October 2009 at Robinson College, Cambridge. The theme of the conference is ‘Issues of control and innovation: the role of the state in assessment systems’
- 7 Jul 2009
Integrating English into primary education world wide
- Learning and assessment in primary schools was top of the agenda at a recent conference in Cambridge.
- 1 Jul 2009
Cambridge Assessment strengthens partnership with ministries in Malaysia
- Cambridge Assessment exhibited at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (17CCEM), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June. The Cambridge Assessment conference stand promoted one of its exam board's excellent work with ministries worldwide as well as its portfolio of international qualifications.
- 30 Jun 2009
What's happening in languages...
- Uptake of GCSE modern foreign languages among high attaining pupils* in the UK has fallen below the levels of uptake prior to the introduction of the National Curriculum, a new report out today indicates.
- 28 May 2009
- New contracts for prison education are now being negotiated with private and public business organisations to provide learning and skills for offenders in prisons and on community sentences from August 2009.
- 15 May 2009
Kids do better in exams if in touch with their emotions
- - Top academic convinced by Cambridge Assessment’s research that Emotional Intelligence does affect educational attainment.
- 14 May 2009
Enabling access to a Cambridge education
- A new scheme of scholarships to the University of Cambridge has been launched exclusively for undergraduate students from Pakistan.
- 2 Apr 2009
No surprise: Boys like numbers and girls prefer words
- When it comes to choosing which subjects to study at AS level, there are a few subjects in particular – Physics, Maths, English Lit and Psychology – that highlight significant gender preferences.
- 2 Mar 2009
Poverty is the main barrier to A level achievement
- Cambridge Assessment researchers investigated the number of students who achieved 3 grade As at A Level on behalf of the University's Outreach Steering Group. They found that, contrary to some media suggestions, only a very small proportion of students who got these grades had taken less traditional subjects. They also found that the rates of achievement mirrored the socio-economic background of the local authority and that differences in outcomes between them could be stark
- 24 Feb 2009
It's all about 'e'
- E-learning, e-assessment and e-administration were on top of the agenda at the 4th Cambridge International Advisory Seminar – hosted by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in February.
- 10 Feb 2009
Happy Birthday to you – but not if you’re born in summer
- Cambridge Assessment today submitted evidence to Sir Jim Rose for his consideration following the publication of his interim report on the Primary Curriculum Review which reveals a new take on birthdate research.
- 26 Jan 2009
Delivering confidence in standards - Cambridge Assessment's First Reading brief
- With educationalists expecting the new Education and Skills Bill to appear any day now, Cambridge Assessment is working to use its expertise to ensure that Government proposals for the introduction of a new standards regulator achieve the goal of improved education for all. However, we believe that vital questions must still be asked...
- 21 Jan 2009
- Research Matters issue 7 is now available - the biannual publication which allows Cambridge Assessment to share assessment research in a range of fields with the wider assessment community.
- 21 Jan 2009
Vice-Chancellor visits India with Cambridge Assessment
- Cambridge Assessment - a department of the University of Cambridge - was delighted to help the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge visit an outstanding education establishment in India.
- 2 Jan 2009
Cambridge Assessment adds to debate on KS3
- Cambridge Assessment’s advice on and knowledge about national assessment arrangements for Key Stage 3 will be heard at a forthcoming joint policy and research seminar to be held at the Nuffield Foundation, Friday 9 January 2009.