Daniel Acquah

By 2015, all young people must participate in some form of education and training until they are aged 18. This review discusses the challenges and opportunities involved if vocational education and training is to contribute to this raising of the participation age. We argue that as well as ensuring...
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) A* grade was first awarded to students in 2010. It was introduced to assist higher education institutions in differentiating between the highest performing students and to promote and reward greater stretch and challenge. This paper, based on a synthesis...
This review focuses on accountability in school-based education in England. Drawing on the work of West, Mattei and Roberts (2011) it outlines the dominant forms of accountability in England, namely ‘market’ and ‘hierarchical’ accountability, and explains how both forms make extensive use of...