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Dr Rhian Barrance, Education, Education, GCSE, WISERD Education Project, Young People

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 3: Is tiering fair for all students?

Posted on 25 August 2017 by WISERD

Having previously looked at the different types of GCSE courses and how they are assessed, in the third and final blog of this series, Dr Rhian Barrance outlines recent research on tiering and considers how fair it is for different groups of students. Tiering has been used for GCSEs since they were introduced in 1986.
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Dr Rhian Barrance, Education, Education, GCSE, WISERD Education Project, Young People

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 2: Should internal assessment be used for GCSEs?

Posted on 24 August 2017 by WISERD

Earlier this week we looked at the recent reforms to GCSEs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales and considered students’ views on linear and modular courses. In the second part of this series exploring students’ perspectives on the fairness of GCSEs, Dr Rhian Barrance considers whether internal assessment should be used alongside exams. The question
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Students' views on the most suitable course structure for GCSEs

Dr Rhian Barrance, Education, Young People

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 1: Should all GCSE students be assessed in the same way?

Posted on 22 August 2017 by WISERD

In the first of a series of blogs about students’ perspectives on the fairness of GCSEs, Dr Rhian Barrance outlines the recent reforms to GCSEs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and considers students’ views on linear and modular courses. Across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, many 16-year-olds are awaiting the release of their GCSE
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Twitter activity around Social Media and Society conference 2017

Conferences, Data and Methods, Social Media, Society, Trade Union Membership, Associational Life and Wellbeing, Uncategorized, Wil Chivers

Social Media & Society Conference 2017

Posted on 18 August 2017 by WISERD

The 28-30th July marked the 8th annual Social Media & Society Conference. The conference is organised by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto and this year it returned home to Canada after last year’s excursion to Goldsmiths in London. WISERD Research Associate, Dr Wil Chivers presented at both of these conferences and in
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