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Designing and Making with Textiles at Lower Key Stage Two: Designing a Printed Cushion Cover

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design and make a small printed cushion cover.

The purpose of this activity is to explore the decorative use of lettering and pattern when
applied to fabric, and also to produce a useful item for...

What Do They Know?

This SYCD: Science Year Primary resource provides video clips of children working and on-screen text which focuses on evidence of children's development in a series of process skills. Criteria are given for assessing the skills, and the next steps in learning are identified, with suggestions for helping the...

Designing Using Computers at Key Stage 2: Parking Cars

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design a supermarket car park to a detailed design specification. This task could be linked with a geography local study, as it will highlight the varying needs of the people using a car park.

The...

Comparability of National Tests Over Time: Key Stage Tests Standards 1996 - 2001

Carried out by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) this project was instigated to investigate the equivalence of standards set in national tests over a period of several years. The experimental design used an ‘equivalent-groups’ definition of...

Standards Over Time in the Sciences - GCSE and A levels 1995 - 2007

This resource is a compilation of reports by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and Ofqual reviewing standards over time in science subjects at GCSE and A levels.

Context
Annually the publication of GCSE and A level examination results prompts public interest...

Standards Over Time in Mathematics 2001, 2006, 2009

Annually the publication of GCSE and A level examination results prompts public interest in the standards of those examinations. In 1996, Lord Dearing in his Review of Qualifications for 16–19 Year Olds made several recommendations to ensure that "there is a basis and accepted procedure ... for monitoring and...

International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment (Progress Report) 2011

Produced in 2011, this report describes the context and parameters of Ofqual’s research into the assessments taken by learners at senior secondary level in a number of key comparator jurisdictions and outlines the progress made up to February 2011.

The purpose of this research is to make comparative...

A-Level Criteria Science Subjects 2006

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2006 for Awarding Bodies to produce AS and A level science subject specifications, in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, geology, electronics and environmental science.

AS and A level subject criteria are...

GCE AS and A level Subject Criteria for Mathematics (2002)

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in 2002 for Awarding Bodies to produce Mathematics specifications for first teaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2004 as a result of perceived problems with Mathematics specifications introduced in 2000....

A-Level Criteria Chemistry 1999

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in 1999 for Awarding Bodies to produce Chemistry specifications for first teaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000.

AS and A level subject criteria are intended to set out the knowledge,...

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