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Flight Charges

Countries charge for planes to fly through their airspace even if the plane does not land. Different countries levy different charges, therefore plane companies consider a number of different routes and calculate the associated charges with each route. The formula used to fly over Europe is considered and an...

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...

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....

GCE A level Performance Descriptions for Mathematics (2003)

The performance descriptions were produced by the regulatory authorities (QCA, Welsh Assembly Government and CEA (Northern Ireland)) in collaboration with the awarding bodies. These performance, produced in 2003, descriptors for mathematics at AS and A2 levels were written to indicate the level of attainment...

Mathematics: Key Skills

The Key Skills qualifications from QCA are designed to enable learners to progress at their own pace. They build on the adult numeracy standards, which provide further detail of the skills needed to achieve the application of number key skill at levels one and two. Each level of the key skills above level one...

Draft Criteria for Mathematics and Statistics A Levels for first teaching in 2012

The four consultation documents here from QCA set out the subject criteria for first teaching in September 2012 for AS and A level in:
*Mathematics
*Use of mathematics
*Further mathematics
*Use of statistics

These subject criteria set out the knowledge, understanding, skills and...

Peer Reviewing Hinge-Point Questions: Exemplars

To support you in writing your feedback we have provided three example responses to Step 3.8, with feedback. Take account of the examples when you provide your own feedback, but at the same time, don’t treat these as “model peer reviews”. You may also find it useful to remind yourself with the quizzes in Steps 3.3...

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