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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.

Why study assessment?

Deep Ghataura, Physics teacher and curriculum designer reflects on his time studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Examinations and Assessment, and advocates “assessment literacy for all”.

Introducing a new online course: A101

Stuart Gallagher and Ros Kaijaks from OCR talk about their involvement with the creation of Cambridge Assessment Network's new online course – A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment.

What makes great assessment?

Tim Oates asks what makes great assessment? What are the current and foreseeable assessment challenges and uncertainties facing educators? What action can the profession take to address these challenges?


Our newsletter Achieve gives you a snapshot of the work we have carried out worldwide during the last few months.

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