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The administration of examinations for 15-19 year olds in England - further information including all written and oral evidence

Further information - including all written and oral evidence 

Initial Inquiry

In September 2011 the Committee undertook an inquiry into The administration of examinations for 15-19 year olds in England  

Examinations: initial inquiry page with terms of reference

Examinations: written evidence

The Committee accepted as evidence 74 written submissions from a wide range of individuals and organisations. Some of these were accepted as written evidence, others were taken as background papers.

Oral evidence sessions

29 November 2011 - school and college leaders, universities and employers

Witnesses

David Burton, Deputy Headteacher, St Michael's CofE High School, Crosby, Liverpool; Martin Collier, Headmaster, St John's School, Leatherhead, Surrey; Teresa Kelly, Principal of Abingdon and Witney College, Member of Principals' Professional Council/Association of School and College Leaders; Robert Prtichard, Headteacher, St Mary's Catholic High School, Menston, Ilkley and Anna Gutierrez, Head of Student Administration, University of Bournemouth; Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol 

15 December 2011 - exam board training: examiners, exam boards and Ofqual  

This session was prompted by allegations of improper conduct by examiners delivering exam board training to teachers

Witnesses

Paul Barnes, Paul Evans and Steph Warren, Examiners; Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK, on behalf of Edexcel; Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR; Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer, AQA; Gareth Pierce, Chief Executive, WJEC and Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive, Ofqual; Dennis Opposs, Director of Standards, Ofqual 

18 January 2012 - assessment specialists and learned bodies

Witnesses

Jo-Anne Baird, Pearson Professor & Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment; Michelle Meadows, Director, Centre for Education Research and Policy, AQA; Tim Oates, Group Director, Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment; Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths, Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London and Stephen J Ball FBA AcSS, British Academy; Professor Sir John Holman, Fellow for Education, Wellcome Trust; Professor Graham Hutchings FRS, SCORE Chair and Warwick Mansell, freelance journalist 

21 February 2012 - publishers and exam boards

Witnesses

John Butterworth, Educational Writer and Chief Examiner on behalf of the Society of Authors; Paul Howarth, UK & International Managing Director, Nelson Thornes; Jacob Pienaar, Managing Director of Schools and Colleges, Pearson UK; Kate Harris, Managing Director, Education & Children's Division, Oxford University Press and Rod Bristow, President, Pearson UK, on behalf of Edexcel; Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR and Andrew Hall, Chief Executive Officer, AQA

21 March 2012 - Ofqual and Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools 

Witnesses

Amanda Spielman, Chair and Glenys Stacey, Chief Executive and Chief Regulator of Qualifications and Examinations, Ofqual and Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools