Reimagining university assessment by learning from secondary education

Samantha Pugh – School of Physics and Astronomy

This project was inspired by the recent A-level reforms that have moved A-levels from modular teaching and assessment to final and synoptic exams.

It presented a golden opportunity for the University of Leeds to consider moving away from modular assessment to a more holistic, programme level assessment, by focusing on the capabilities and attributes of graduates, and considering how Programme Learning Outcomes are currently defined.

Investigations centred around whether a programme-based assessment framework is feasible in a variety of disciplines across the university. It was also informed by feedback from teachers on the impact of A-level reform on teaching and learning practices in secondary education.

Click here to read Dr Pugh’s LITE Snapshot project report.

READ: Dr Pugh’s Student-led compendium of assessment launched by LITE.

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