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Are exams fit for purpose (part two) - what are the alternatives?

Last month’s blog came to the conclusion that examinations* are fit for purpose or at least “a purpose.”

They provide the student with a clear objective to which they can direct their efforts and focus attention and are a transferable measure of competency that can be assessed at scale. 791 more words

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Are exams fit for purpose? (part one)

I have written in the past about what passing an exam proves but have never questioned if exams achieve what they were originally designed to do, are they fit for purpose? 706 more words

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Maths Grade Boundaries the debate continues

Yesterday I read a very good blog from justmaths about grade boundaries and I agree with nearly everything it said. I then caught a little bit of a debate about it on twitter. 769 more words

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