Research and analysis

Comparing international secondary assessment: full report

Ofqual research comparing the demand of assessments internationally. It covers subjects offered at senior secondary level.

Documents

International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment: Full Report

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International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment Full Report: Table Supplement

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This is the full report of the project: ‘International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment’.

It presents the findings of a study comparing the demands of assessments internationally. Specifically those taken by students about to enter into higher education.

The aim of this study was to allow us to reflect on how the education system in England might develop based on other systems.

The second attachment contains supplementary tables that support the study:

  • Table 1: Key features of education systems included in this study
  • Table 2: Key features qualifications and assessments included in this study
  • Tables 3 to 6: Approaches to assessment in mathematics, chemistry, English and history
  • Tables 7 to 10: Analysis of syllabus content in mathematics, chemistry, English and history
Published 12 June 2012