Research library

Browse and search the library of research carried out by the Centre for Education Research and Practice, covering a wide range of topics across education and assessment.

  1. 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....

  2. 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....

  3. Profile reporting in external examinations

    Authors: 
    John Francis

    The psychometric approach to reporting separately the component grades or scores of an examination is challenged because it relies on misleading assumptions. An alternative approach which involves re‐thinking the purpose and structure of examinations is described....