Blogs

From industry to education: Getting it right for learners and the assessment community

by The Assessment Network, 06 October 2021
Man smelling wine in front of wine barrels

This is the fifth in a series of blogs sharing stories about our assessment practitioner community. Tom Cherry is Head of Qualifications at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and has studied on three of Cambridge Assessment Network’s four A10 series of online courses. Here he talks to us about wanting to get assessment right for his industry, the learners, and the wider assessment community.

SHAPE Education: How will school-age students be learning and using English in 20 years’ time?

by Guest Blogger, 22 September 2021
Infographic of What is the future of English language teaching in schools?
What is the future of English language teaching in schools? What do we need to do to support the future of English language education? Who decides on the curriculum? Read a summary of the discussions in this final part in our series of blogs reflecting on the week-long SHAPE Education: The Future of Schools event.

'So broad, yet so narrow' - Exploring professional learning in assessment

by The Assessment Network, 26 August 2021
Teacher with group of students looking at an electric circuit

This is the fourth in a series of blogs sharing stories about our assessment practitioner community. Educational specialist Gemma Escott talks to Cambridge Assessment Network about how becoming an assessment specialist 'just kind of happened', having to piecemeal together her early professional development and how A101: Introducing the Principles of Assessment allowed her to reflect on her practice amongst other professionals.

Talking assessment with confidence and clarity

by The Assessment Network, 10 August 2021
Mexico

Rosalia Valero, Strategic Development Head at Cambridge Assessment English in Mexico, began her career in teaching and training and now works with ministries and educational institutions to transform education in the Americas region. She spoke to us about her career path and why developing a greater understanding of assessment has helped her to ‘fall in love again’ with what she sells.

What does it mean to put assessment front and centre of your teaching practice?

by The Assessment Network, 08 July 2021
George Vlachonikolis
George Vlachonikolis has taught Economics for A Level and IB for 10 years. Currently he is studying on the Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Educational Studies: Educational Assessment (PGCA) and in this blog he details how the PGCA has built his confidence and expertise as an assessment practitioner and reflects on the things that have shaped his assessment identity.

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