#045 – Tim Oates: Myth and misunderstanding of assessment in England


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In the episode of The Youth and Education Podcast, CfEY Associate Alix Robertson interviews Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment.

Alix and Tim discuss:

  • Whether GCSEs and A levels are still fit for purpose
  • How the English assessment system compares to other countries
  • The value of existing exams for employers
  • The future of testing

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Music credits:

‘Follow Your Dreams’ by Scott Holmes from http://freemusicarchive.org

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