A movement to value the strengths of every child



A movement to value the strengths of every child

Join us and be part of the change

Our exam system is a mess. Now is the time to reshape it.

There has been a growing belief that there is something wrong with our exam and assessment system.

The aim of rethinking assessment is:

To make the argument through case studies, analysis, evidence and thoughtful blogs

To start to provide some workable solutions, practical ideas and approaches that we will pilot in our schools and offer as real alternatives.

So, if you believe now is the time to rethink assessment, join us, help us, add your voice and ideas.

How do we ensure that...

the assessment system recognises the full range of a young person’s strengths?

the needs of a rich and broad curriculum underpin the design of any assessment?

a young person is given proper recognition for achieving the set criteria instead of there being a fixed pass rate for assessments?

assessment is useful for the pathways of all students whether going to university, college or employment?

schools are judged on the quality and range of their education offer and not a narrow set of exam results?

we learn from the best assessment practices in the UK and across the world?

This is your chance to help us answer these important questions

Rethinking Assessment in the news

The history of evolution gives insight into how we should assess learning and our knowledge, skills and dispositions

Tabatha Sheehan Head of English at Westonbirt School

Rethinking assessments must be drawn back to the way humans have learnt and evolved so far – we must look at evolutionary history and understand that our development and our growth as a species is littered with variety...

How utilising multiple modes of assessment at GCSE would allow all students to demonstrate their strengths and reduce stress

Anisa Farook Student at Northampton School for Girls

Student Anisa gives an overview of her EPQ research which looked to analyse different methods for improving assessment...

A case study from Mishcon de Reya LLP

Patrick Connolly Academy Director for Mishcon de Reya LLP

We believe that going beyond the traditional approach of CV and grade-based recruitment leads to a better long-term outcome for the firm and the candidate...

Join us and be part of the change