Developing Assessments and Exam Papers
Our assessments and exams are set to measure the knowledge, understanding and skills in our specifications.
Creating assessment materials
Our Principal Examiners are responsible for writing our assessment tasks and exam papers. They must carefully consider:
- the content of the specification
- the assessment objectives
- previous exam questions
- how students responded to previous assessments
If the statistical analysis provides evidence that students may have been disadvantaged due to the error, we will take corrective action, to ensure that each student receives the most appropriate mark. This mark will be determined by:
- performance in questions assessing the same skills
- performance in the rest of the exam
- performance in the rest of the qualification
Based on a range of statistical analyses, we will systematically adjust a student’s final mark if there is sufficient evidence indicating we should do so. Each student’s mark will be carefully considered at each stage of the process. Only in specific circumstances will we apply the same adjustment to all students’ marks. If we apply a mark adjustment, we will provide an explanation to the school or college outlining the process we have followed, including a rationale.