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  1. Is an exam paper greater than the sum of its parts? A Literature Review of Question Paper Structure and presentation

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    Literature relating to question paper structure and presentation was reviewed in order to gain insight into good practice for question paper writing....

  2. Numbering nested questions

    Authors: 
    Sofia Parkinson and Neil Stringer

    In line with the aim of simplifying and standardising the format of AQA‘s question papers, it has been proposed that all question papers should be numbered using a simple sequential system (i.e. 1, 2, 3… etc.)....

  3. Taking ‘O’ level GCE examinations: the strategies employed by candidates and their teachers

    Authors: 
    John Francis

    It is taken for granted that allowing a choice of questions in an examination question paper is desirable. Question choice allows teachers the freedom to prepare their candidates on those aspects of the syllabus that are most appropriate to the interests and strengths of both teacher and students....

  4. Structuring and formatting examination papers: examiners' views of good practice

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    AQA is in the process of changing its practices, with plans to implement question banking and auto test construction, while embarking on a large scale project to improve the quality of its papers....