Exam boss warns of mismatch between rising results and international standing

In an article in the TES, 25/05/12, Professor Coe said that increasing examiners’ skills was “a real problem because of the scale of the qualification system and how thinly the expertise that we have is spread”.

Martin Collier, an Edexcel A-level history examiner between 1996 and 2011, agreed. “There were, 10 to 15 years ago, a lot of very highly professional examiners with a lot of experience,” the head of the independent St John’s school in Leatherhead, Surrey, said. “I think a fair number of those have now left the system. There are not too many of them left.”

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