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16th April 2019
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The Moral Education Programme (MEP) in the United Arab Emirates is a 35 hour per year national curriculum in moral, cultural and civic education for children aged 5 to 16 introduced by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi (CPC). AlphaPlus, working with City & Guilds, has led the development of this world-class curriculum which

16th April 2019
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AlphaPlus’ Director of Research, Andrew Boyle, shares his thoughts on working with professional bodies. AlphaPlus has a fair claim to be the leading independent assessment agency in the United Kingdom. Our team includes a range of experts in the field, and we carry out projects across the whole spectrum of educational assessment, from primary school

16th April 2019
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AlphaPlus is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kerr to the AlphaPlus Board of Directors as non-executive Chair. Many people who work for and with AlphaPlus will already know John through his work on the Welsh National Assessments project, where he is Project Director for the operational aspects of delivery. John Kerr, formerly CEO

16th April 2019
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AlphaPlus has been working with Qualifications Wales since early 2018 to produce a good practice guide on knowledge-based mark schemes. This interactive guide has now been published for the first time. The project was led by Sarah Maughan, Director of Assessment at AlphaPlus. This practical tool has been designed to support qualification developers and assessors

16th April 2019
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We support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families – that’s why we’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant and hold the Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze award. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed

16th April 2019
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At AlphaPlus, responsible and ethical practices form a key part of our business strategy, which is why we have decided to join the United Nations Global Compact. In an increasingly globalised marketplace, we are all aware of the importance of good corporate citizenship and of the role that companies of all sizes play in building

16th April 2019
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As the internet has progressed from technological curiosity to fundamental necessity in just a few short decades, it can surprise us that a large proportion of Britain has been excluded from our online world. 12.6 million adults in Britain lack the basic digital skills they need to live and work in an increasingly digital society.

30th January 2019
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We are pleased to announce that AlphaPlus has been awarded a place on lot 5b of the CCS Data and Application Solutions Framework (RM3821) in partnership with Bramble Hub. Lot 5b is concerned with the provision of Education Specific Solutions, such as Course and Curriculum Management Student Evaluation Systems Awarding and Certification The contract will

13th November 2018
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After several years of empty threats, John Hamer, one of the founding members of AlphaPlus, has stepped down as Chair of the Board. John has been a part of AlphaPlus since its origins in a research department in the University of Nottingham and will be greatly missed by everyone here. John was one of the

8th August 2018
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We recently enjoyed a sunny afternoon cruising up and down the canals of Manchester for the AlphaPlus summer party. It was a well-earned rest after a busy couple of months, and a great opportunity to explore the waterways around our Castlefield office. The good weather held out for us, and the pictures hardly do the