BERA 2019 - Emma Walland

Teacher decision-making on post-16 provision

09 Oct 2019 (24:48)

This qualitative study, involving 11 interviews with senior teachers, explored the impact of the recent decoupling of AS and A Level qualifications.

Emma Walland from Cambridge Assessment and Ellie Darlington from Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing explore how teachers responded to this reform by analysing their decision-making processes for post-16 provision. Findings showed that teachers had to navigate competing demands in response to the reform. Their decisions were bounded by factors such as resources, belief systems, and the availability of information.