Research and analysis

Indirect Assessment of Practical Skills Working Group Report

A report exemplifying the indirect assessment of practical skills in AS/A level biology, chemistry and physics.

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Indirect Assessment of Practical Skills Working Group Report

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The reformed A levels have seen the assessment of practical skills formalised in Ofqual’s requirements for the first time. To support the ongoing development and delivery of this assessment, we convened a meeting of subject experts from Ofqual and the exam boards to consider the indirect assessment of practical skills in the written assessments for the A levels in biology, chemistry and physics.

The resulting report provides some common principles for good practice in the assessment of these skills, reflecting the content requirements, assessment objectives and other regulatory requirements.

Published 5 April 2019