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Qualifications and assessment

Letter to the Chief Regulator for Ofqual on separation of practical marks from A-level grades in the sciences. (19 March 2014)

Letter to the Chief Regulator for Ofqual on SCORE principles for the assessment of practical work (10 February 2014)

Letter to the Chief Regulator for Ofqual on A-level reform (16 September 2013)

Response from Chief Regulator for Ofqual on A-level reform (7 October 2013)

Letter to the Telegraph on practical work in science education (30 August 2013)

Letter to Joint Council for Awarding Qualifications regarding A-level reform (16 May 2013)

Letter from SCORE member organisations Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology to Professor Mark Smith, Chair of the panel of Awarding Organisation Responsible Officers, on the reform of Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-Levels (24 June 2013)

Letter to Ofqual to review development process of 2011 GCSE Science specifications (11 June 2010)

Letter to Secretary of State Michael Gove to review development process of 2011 GCSE Science specifications (10 June 2010)

Letter to the new Secretary of State, Department for Education (18 May 2010)

Letter to the Department for Children, Schools and Families on Key Stage 2 national sampling surveys (30 April 2010)

Letter to Secretary of State on support for the Advanced Extension Award in mathematics (30 April 2010)

Letter to Secretary of State Ed Balls on concerns on the development process of 2011 GCSE science specifications (30 March 2010)

Letter to Ofqual on mathematical skill requirements in 2011 GCSE science specifications (23 February 2010)

Letter to UCAS on SCORE report on progression routes (9 April 2010)