GCSEs post-2015: structure, content and implementation




Guests of Honour: Anna Paige, Deputy Director, Qualifications and Assessment Division, Department for Education and Jeremy Benson, Deputy Director of Policy, Ofqual

This seminar is supported by WJEC

Timed as Government finalises the regulatory and subject content requirements for the reformed GCSEs, due to be introduced in 2015, this seminar will bring together stakeholders - including school leaders, teaching unions, publishers, local authorities, awarding bodies - to discuss implementation issues for the new examinations. Delegates will discuss the new format and structure of the exams, including reducing tiering and coursework, and moving to a linear format; the proposed move to a numerical grading system; the potential impact of the reforms on the teaching and assessment of non-core, creative or practical subjects; and the implications of the reforms for accessibility of subjects at Key Stage 4.

We are delighted that Anna Paige, Deputy Director, Qualifications and Assessment Division, Department for Education; Jeremy Benson, Deputy Director of Policy, Ofqual; Laura Gander-Howe, Director, Children & Young People, Learning and Skills Strategy, Arts Council England and Dr Tina Isaacs, Programme Director, MA in Educational Assessment, Institute of Education, University of London have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Further confirmed speakers include: James Croft, Director, The Centre for Market Reform of Education; Peter Hamilton, Headmaster, The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Hertfordshire and Chair, Academic Policy Committee, Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference; Priyanka Jeyashaner, Member, Steering Group, StudentVoice; Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive, WJEC; Bene't Steinberg, Group Director, Public Affairs, Cambridge Assessment; Lis Tribe, Managing Director, Hodder Education; Ian Toone, Principal Officer (Education), Voice; Malcolm Trobe, Deputy General Secretary (Policy), ASCL and Jeremy Waxman, Headteacher, Kingsbury High School, London.

Andrew Turner MP has kindly agreed to chair the first half of this seminar.

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