The rise of thinking skills in higher education and the workplace

Both employers and higher education institutions are placing an increasing importance on thinking skills as part of their selection processes. But what do we mean by thinking skills, why are they so important, and how can individuals improve them? In this podcast we talk to Lars Stranneg√•rd, President of the Stockholm School of Economics and […]

Helping students manage anxiety in 2021 and beyond

Professor Dave Putwain from Liverpool John Moores University joined Jill Duffy, Chief Executive of our UK exam board, OCR, to discuss the topic of student anxiety. Prof Putwain has a PhD in stress and anxiety, and he offers practical tips on how to reduce and manage anxiety that will be useful for students, parents and […]

Admissions tests: Discovering candidates with the most potential

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts from Cambridge Assessment Network focusing on different aspects and forms of assessment. In this episode, Mike Housden, Senior Assessment Manager at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing discusses how admissions tests can be used to identify candidates with the most potential, how they give students an opportunity to […]

Assessing apprenticeships

The Cambridge Assessment Network speak to Callum and Leo from the NCFE about the challenges and complexities involved in assessing apprenticeships and why apprenticeships are such an important route to qualification. The release of this podcast coincides with National Apprenticeship Week 2021 in England. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Introducing the General Certificate of Education

Introducing the GCE – an extract from Chapter 3 of Examining the World: A History of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, by Helen and John Patrick See for privacy and opt-out information.