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  1. Setting common examination papers that differentiate

    Authors: 
    Frances Good

    Many GCSE syllabuses are examined with examinations in which all candidates take the same papers....

  2. Can teachers enter candidates appropriately for examinations involving differentiated papers?

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    The ability of teachers to enter candidates for appropriate combinations of differentiated papers is considered....

  3. Describing examination performance: grade criteria in public examinations

    Authors: 
    Mike Cresswell

    One of the main objectives of the current moves to introduce grade criteria into GCSE examinations is the desire to make more explicit the "likely levels of competence and the knowledge that might be expected from those who obtain a particular grade" (DES, 1982, quoted in SEC, 1984)....

  4. Symposium: Examinations O-level grades and teachers' estimates as predictors of the A-level results of UCCA applicants

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    The investigation reported in this paper studied the relationship between both GCE O-level grades and teachers' estimates of A-level grades, and the actual A-level grades obtained, in individual subjects, by a sample of applicants for university places....

  5. Sex differences in GCE examination entry statistics and success rates

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    The General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ level examinations were first introduced in 1951....

  6. Teachers’ assessments and GCE results compared

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    Teachers’ assessments of their own pupils were collected for 96 separate groups of GCE candidates who were being prepared for a wide range of examination subjects....

  7. Exploration of questions from GCSE Maths A: Identifying the types of question that candidates find the most and least demanding, within a topic

    Authors: 
    Melissa Jackson and Rachel Lismore-Burns

    Following each live examination session, senior examiners for GCSE and A-level produce reports on candidate performance in that examination. This paper explores how such reporting might be further enhanced, through the inclusion of the outcomes from detailed statistical analysis of live test data....

  8. Teacher moderation systems

    Authors: 
    Martin Taylor

    In most current GCE, VCE, GCSE and GNVQ specifications, coursework comprises one or more defined tasks (either set by the awarding body or based on criteria defined by the awarding body) and is marked by centres....

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