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  1. Setting the grade standards in the first year of the new GCSEs

    Authors: 
    William Pointer

    Reformed GCSEs in English, English Literature and Mathematics are being introduced for first teaching from September 2015 with the first examinations in summer 2017. Other subjects are being reformed to start the following year with first examinations in summer 2018....

  2. The effects of accountability measures in English secondary schools: early and multiple entry to GCSE Mathematics assessments

    Authors: 
    Rachel Taylor

    This study used semi-structured interviews with staff in 14 secondary schools in England to explore strategies for entering students to GCSE Mathematics, focusing on the use of early and multiple examination entry....

  3. Inter-subject comparability of examination standards in GCSE and GCE in England

    Authors: 
    Qingping He, Ian Stockford and Michelle Meadows

    Results from Rasch analysis of GCSE and GCE A level data over a period of four years suggest that the standards of examinations in different subjects are not consistent in terms of the levels of the latent trait specified in the Rasch model required to achieve the same grades....

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