'Perspectives' are comment and opinion pieces from those across the education, research and policy sector. Those invited to write are encouraged to express their own views; the opinions shared here are therefore those of the individual authors, not the Centre for Education Research and Practice.

  1. Using exam results to inform teaching and accountability

    Exam boards should work to develop rich assessments and reporting tools to inform teaching, learning and school improvement, writes CERP's leading experts Anton Béguin and Alison Wood

  2. A fair experience for all our students: tackling exam cheating

    Alison Lewis, AQA’s Director of Quality and Customer Standards, looks at the importance of eliminating all forms of cheating

  3. Can we trust our exam results?

    Alison Lewis, AQA’s Director of Quality and Customer Standards, reflects on what we have learned from last year’s post-results analysis and looks at how we can increase confidence in AQA’s assessments.

  4. Tackling the gender divide

    Let’s not pretend that boys are a different species, says Elina Lahelma.

  5. Beyond communicative competence

    Language learning should be more cultured, says Michael Byram.

  6. Can neuroscience inform education?

    Michael Thomas thinks neuroscience can finally have a real impact on learning.

  7. The five per cent solution

    Incremental improvement can mean better maths learning, says Hugh Burkhardt.

  8. Male and female routes to success

    Robin Samuel explores the gendered link between success and well-being in education and beyond.