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  1. Challenging minds? Students' perceptions of computer-based World Class Tests of problem solving

    Authors: 
    Mary Richardson, Jo-Anne Baird, Jim Ridgway, Martin Ripley, Diane Shorrocks-Taylor and Malcolm Swan

    World Class Arena is a British government initiative to assess and develop the skills of gifted and talented children. Part of the strategy is to use computer-based tests. Students attempt tasks that require them to engage in higher-order problem solving, often in interactive, realistic, contexts....

  2. Students' views of stretch and challenge in A-level examinations

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird, Suzanne Chamberlain, Michelle Meadows, Lucy Royal-Dawson and Rachel Taylor

    Claims that A-levels do not stretch the brightest students have dogged the education system in England in recent years. Part of the Government response to this has been to introduce a policy of ‘stretch and challenge’, which features different question styles in new A-level examination papers....

  3. We are researchers- child-led research: children's voice and educational value

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    This paper presents the findings from a pilot study conducted in an English community primary school with 10 and 11 year-old pupils (Year 6), where six child-led research projects were facilitated during a five-week teaching programme....

  4. Extended project evaluation (cohort 2): Student information

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira

    In November 2007 the second cohort of students were awarded grades for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)....

  5. Extended project (cohort 3) and project qualification (level 1 and 2): Student evaluation

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira and Kate Tremain

    In summer 2008, the third cohort of students were awarded grades for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). At the same time, awards were made to the first, and only, pilot cohort for the Level 1 and 2 Project Qualifications (PQ)....

  6. Extended project evaluation (cohort 1): Student information

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira

    Summer 2007 heralded certification of the first cohort of students entered for the pilot Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)....

  7. Students' approaches to learning and their performance in the Extended Project pilot

    Authors: 
    Anthony Daly and Anne Pinot de Moira

    Within the new framework set out in the final report of the Working Group on 14–19 Reform (2004), an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) was proposed in England to foster the development of students' independent study skills....