18th May 2021
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No matter who is sitting an assessment – whether they are learners in a school or candidates for a professional assessment – it is crucial that inclusion and accessibility have been considered in the assessment development process. As assessment developers, we must ensure that the assessment is testing candidates’ ability in the assessment topic and

12th May 2021
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AlphaPlus has been working on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to improve the quality of mentoring in the FE and training sector through the designing and delivering of first-rate programmes of professional development. Mentoring is an essential part of professional development, particularly in sectors where change is frequent and challenging.  Research shows

12th May 2021
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Demand for remote invigilation (or remote proctoring – the two terms are used interchangeably) has grown significantly during the current pandemic, as awarding organisations (AOs) have been forced to find new solutions to allow candidates to take their exams safely and securely. AOs have had to get to grips with the practicalities of remote invigilation

12th May 2021
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Sarah Maughan has stepped down as Director of Assessment after almost seven years at AlphaPlus. Below, she shares some of her thoughts about her time here. At the end of April I came to the end of six and a half years working at AlphaPlus.  At this point everyone always asks what exciting thing I

13th January 2021
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Gerallt Hughes, Cydlynydd Treialon AlphaPlus sy’n rhannu mewnwelediad ynglyn â STEM ac addysg STEM yng Ngogledd Cymru. Drwy gael y cyfle i wneud cryn dipyn o waith ymchwil i bynciau STEM (hynny yw, gwyddoniaeth, technoleg, peirianneg a mathemateg, yn Gymraeg) yng Ngogledd Cymru, cefais yr amser i feddwl eto am y gwahanol agweddau ar fy

5th November 2020
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Gerallt Hughes, Trials Co-ordinator at AlphaPlus, shares some insight into STEM and STEM education in North Wales. Having recently done some extensive research into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in North Wales, I had an opportunity to reflect on aspects of my background and experiences living and growing up in the region. Despite not being