Research and analysis

Examination Reform: Impact of Linear and Modular Examinations at GCSE

A research report looking at the impact of linear and modular exams at GCSE.

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Summary report: Examination Reform: Impact of Linear and Modular Examinations at GCSE

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Examination Reform: Impact of Linear and Modular Examinations at GCSE

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This report is a culmination of research into the effects of structural reform upon grading outcomes, teachers’ changes of practice and the impact of the reform for different groups of pupils. We conclude, from the range of evidence gathered, that in the current educational context linear examinations are more suitable at GCSE than modular. We continue to monitor the effects of policy reforms upon the education system.

Published 29 April 2019