Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications
Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications


Policy Paper, January 2013

Between September and December 2012 the Department for Education held a consultation on Reforming Key Stage 4 Qualifications. The NFER submitted a response in December 2012. This is set out in this paper. Our comments were of two sorts.

There were questions we did not address: for example, issues around the practical implementation of reformed qualifications. This was because we felt those questions were seeking responses from those directly representing schools.

Key Findings:
  • Observations based on NFER’s long experience of curriculum and assessment research.
  • Detailed reference to recent projects that produced relevant evidence in relation to the issues around low achievers, vulnerable groups and post-16 provision.

Further Information:
Format: PDF, 12pp
Sponsor(s): NFER