||07 Jun 2011
We hosted an event to debate whether the age at which children take GCSEs should be lowered to 14 as well as the pros and cons of a routed system.
Presenters included: Tim Oates, Group Director – Assessment Research & Development, Cambridge Assessment; Professor Geoff Hayward, University of Leeds; Professor Ken Spours, Head of Continuing and Professional Education, Institute of Education, University of London. Panellists included: Dr Hilary Steedman, Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London School of Economics and Political Science; Dr Matt Grist, Senior Researcher, Demos; and Christopher Morecroft, President, Association of Colleges. Special guest Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, also shared his views with the audience.