Onscreen assessment - ask us anything!

Presenter(s): Alexa Hathaway, Julie Sinclair, Sarah Jackson, Wayne Ridgeway, Katie Templar

Onscreen assessment – ask us anything!

Curious about onscreen assessment? 

In May/June 2023, Pearson international schools have the option to take their International GCSE English Language A and English Literature exams onscreen.

The move to onscreen assessment is a big one. That’s why we want to give you the opportunity to speak to our trailblazing pilot schools to get their honest experience and advice for making the switch.

In our session, Pearson colleagues Alexa Hathaway and Julie Sinclair will open the session with an overview onscreen assessment, including the background to our technology and the technical requirements of delivering assessment onscreen. They will then hand over to representatives of three schools that were part of our onscreen assessment pilot in May/June 2022.

You will then be able to put your questions about onscreen assessment to our panel. If you would like to submit a question in advance, you can do so here.
Recommended for: English Teachers, Exams Officers and school senior managers that are curious about or are considering the move to onscreen assessment.

Recommended for: Heads/Principals, Senior Leaders, Heads of English and English curriculum teaching teams in international schools.


About the presenters

Alexa Hathaway is a Customer Engagement Lead at Pearson and her role sees her supporting customers along their journey to delivering onscreen assessments. Having previously been a teacher, she believes that working directly with those that deliver and take our qualifications is the best way to help us develop and improve our assessments. She worked closely with customers on the delivery of the onscreen Computer Science GCSE (9-1) qualification for the Summer 2022 which saw over 200 centres deliver their GCSE onscreen for the first time.

Julie Sinclair is also a Customer Engagement Lead at Pearson and like Alexa, her role sees her supporting customers along their journey to delivering onscreen assessments. Julie was previously a Senior Partnership Manager in the Schools team and has worked with some of the largest UK based Multi Academy Trusts to build innovative partnerships. She believes passionately in supporting teachers and learners achieve the best possible educational outcomes. Julie has been involved in Onscreen Assessments from the initial trials in 2020 and is delighted to be able to continue this work to support centres.

Representing our pilot schools:

Wayne Ridgeway is Head of Senior School at the British School of Bahrain.

Katie Templar is Head of Curriculum at Qatar International School.

Sarah Jackson is Assistant Head at Doha College.

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