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We carry out research and analysis to:

  • inform policy development on qualifications, the school curriculum and professional training
  • evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems and procedures, and to consult on proposed changes
  • produce guidance publications for teachers and head teachers.


  • Microsoft Corporation: consultancy services carried out in USA and Europe on the development of new international qualifications.
  • Advice to QCA on the design of the Diploma to recognise partial achievement, and possible options for an extended Diploma core in English and maths.
  • Analysis for TDA of national consultations on professional standards for teachers.
  • Research into GCE A Levels to examine the implications of re-sitting practices for uniform mark scale outcomes.
  • Recommendations to three local authorities on implementing the Diploma
  • A review for QCA of educational provision for the most able pupils and recommendations for changes.