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It’s all about choices

Paul Steer, Head of Policy at OCR, insists we must welcome the new proposals for careers advice which may not be perfect but have to be an improvement on where we are now and which include a commitment to providing advice to students about the new T Levels.

The research tradition at Cambridge Assessment

Although research projects have been carried out at Cambridge Assessment since the 1930s, it wasn't until 1967 that a permanent research unit was established. Our archivist Gillian tells the story of how three examination boards came together to make it happen.

Digital research methods in action

Collaboration with external education experts is essential to our research and we face a constant challenge in making our co-operation with them as time- and cost-effective as possible.

Is there a future for music education?

Marie Bessant, OCR's Music and Performing Arts subject advisor, spoke at a Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar on 'The Provision, uptake and teaching at primary and secondary level'.

When context is king

Paul Steer talks birthday party venues, alligator eggs and accommodating a pig when it comes to the context within which exam questions are set.


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