Looking to the future of assessment: What reforms are needed, and which could take us backwards?

Looking to the Future of Assessment: What reforms are needed, and which could take us backwards? Students sitting exams in an examination hall
Date: 27 Jan 2022 Venue: Online
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Type: Seminar Fee: Free

In the wake of the pandemic, school closures and the cancellation of exams, conversations around the future of education and assessment have risen the top of the agenda. This has led to some teachers and school leaders to call for the scrapping of GCSEs and many trying to redefine school education in England.

But to look at the potential for reforms in our exam system, and discuss what the future of assessment could be, we first must explore the nature and purpose of exams. 

Barnaby Lenon, Professor and Dean of Education at the University of Buckingham will be exploring this and examining some of the arguments for an overhaul of our exam system at this Cambridge Assessment Network seminar.

He will be joined by Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development to discuss what reforms are needed, and which could take us backwards. You are invited to listen, ask questions and share insights with professionals from the education community around the world.

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About Cambridge Assessment Network seminars

Our seminars are an important part of what we do as the Assessment Network. Through inviting authoritative voices in education to share their expertise, our aim is to inform and stimulate debate on current issues in assessment and education policy.

As well boosting your CPD, these free events are an opportunity to ask questions and share insights with other professionals from the wider education community and around the world!

About the speaker

Barnaby Lenon

Barnaby Lenon is Professor and Dean of Education at the University of Buckingham. A former head of Harrow School, he is chairman of the Independent Schools Council and was on the board of the England exam regulator Ofqual.  He helped create the London Academy of Excellence, a state school in East London.  

In May last year, Barnaby penned a response to the group Rethinking Assessment’s call to scrap GCSE’s, you can read that here.

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