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Working with refugees - Personal Journeys

To mark this year's Refugee Week on 18-24 June, we highlight the work that Cambridge Assessment employees have been doing with refugees, to help raise awareness and celebrate the contribution of refugees to society.

Audience views from our International Textbooks Summit

As well as being joined in the room at The Royal Society by government ministers and education experts from around the world, we enjoyed insights from the online education community, who provided personal experience, practical suggestions and asked important questions to stimulate the debate.

Working with refugees

Cambridge Assessment English recognises that for refugees and asylum seekers, gaining English language skills is essential to settling successfully in their host country. We have taken a key role in a number of programmes aimed at providing opportunities for forced migrants and supporting those working with them.

Functional Skills - What will they add up to?

Paul Steer, Head of Policy at OCR, considers the possible impact of the new Functional Skills qualifications and an Advanced Maths Premium. How will student choices be influenced, and what will be the effect not only on the numbers studying maths but on other subjects and qualifications?

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.

Achieve

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

Achieve spring 2018 cover