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Integrity of public examinations scrutinised

28 November 2017

The Education Committee questions representative from Ofqual and the independent and state sectors as part of its role in scrutinising the work of Ofqual. The Committee also hears from the Independent Schools Council, Eton College, Cambridge Assessment International Education, and the Department for Education at Oxford University.

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 November, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Barnaby Lenon, Chair, Independent Schools Council 
  • Simon Henderson, Headmaster, Eton College
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment International Education

At 10.45am

  • Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Director of the Department of Education, Oxford University
  • Dr Michelle Meadows, Executive Director for Strategy, Risk and Research, Ofqual
  • Michael Turner, Director General, Joint Council for Qualifications

Purpose of the session

Members questions a representative from Ofqual, which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, as well as witnesses representing exam boards and independent schools.

The session is intended to examine the general issue of exam integrity and a chance for members to ask about the review of exam setting processes, which was launched by Ofqual in August.

The review is examining the rules regarding teachers taking part in setting papers and the safeguards in place to prevent the disclosure of confidential information and the opportunity to question witnesses on reported incidents of malpractice in independent schools.

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