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SCORE Annual Conference 2013

Assessing the sciences: exploring ways assessment can help to promote an authentic experience of the sciences in 11-19 education

Tuesday 26 February 2013

10.00am - 4.45pm

The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London

About the conference

The 2013 conference considered ways in which assessment can be used to encourage an authentic experience of the sciences, and act as a driver for improving teaching and learning.

The reforms to A-levels and GCSEs and Key Stage 4 qualifications made this a timely subject for discussion, and delegates discussed the way that innovative methods of assessment can help to inspire students in their study of the sciences.

As well as a series of talks, the conference offered delegates the opportunity to discuss in depth the assessment of two aspects of the sciences:

  • the assessment of mathematical requirements
  • the assessment of practical work

These results of the discussions will feed directly into SCORE's work in these areas.


Jo-Anne Baird, Pearson Professor and Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment

Katie Farrington, Deputy Director, Standards and A Levels Division, Department for Education

Professor Robin Millar, Department of Education, University of York

Professor Martin Rees, President, Association for Science Education (ASE)

Mary Whitehouse, Department of Education, University of York