Bristol Conversations in Education - Quality of Marking in GCSE and A levels – what do we know?
Beth Black, Associate Director, Research and Analysis at Ofqual
Helen Wodehouse Building: Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA
This event is part of the Graduate School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series.
Quality of marking in GCSEs and A levels is a much talked about topic amongst teachers and school leaders. The increasing high stakes of the qualifications system means that highly consistent marking is needed to help ensure learners get the grades they deserve. This presentation will look at a range of recent and current research conducted within Ofqual, the regulator for qualifications in England, to understand (a) marking consistency in different subjects (b) different possible methods for conducting ‘Enquires about Results’ (c) whether or not there is a case for ‘double marking’ and (d) why examiners do not always agree on a single mark.
There will be refreshments available before the event.