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Assessment reform: Students' and teachers' responses to the introduction of stretch and challenge at A-level

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This paper describes an exploration into a reform of the A-level qualification in England in 2008; namely, the introduction of the 'stretch and challenge' policy. This policy was initiated by the exams regulator and determined that exam papers should be redesigned to encourage the application of higher order thinking skills, both in the classroom and in examinations. The present study comprised two strands that explored the perceptions of students (n = 39) and teachers (n = 27) regarding the ...

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Journal:
Curriculum Journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
139-155
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-3704
ISSN:
0958-5176
URN:
uuid:78afd2cc-dcb2-4b7a-b1aa-1a2cb1e3e818
Source identifiers:
343774
Local pid:
pubs:343774

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