Quality of marking

We set and mark around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken in the UK every year. If students aren’t awarded the ‘correct’ grade or score, it calls into question the integrity of both the examination system and any selection or monitoring based upon examinations.

Our researchers work together to inform some important aspects of the examination process. By advising on mark scheme design for example, they're able to provide relevant evidence and feedback which enables our examiners to understand and apply mark schemes consistently.

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The research carried out within this theme focuses on both subject-specific and broader issues, such as:

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