GCSE reform consultation (Ofqual)

In response to the Ofqual consultation, we argue for the continuation of the Ebac, and recommend more opportunities for extended writing, maths and statistics work in GCSE geography. We also express concern over lower grades generally awarded to early entry students in 2013.

A Level and AS geography consultation on conditions and guidance

We do not support the separation of AS and A level geography, or external assessment (as opposed to moderation) of of non-exam assessment. We welcome the 80:20 balance of assessment proposed.

Demand management - Funding the best social science in the most efficient and effective way

Our response to ESRC proposals for managing research funding demand calls for a system based on individual researchers rather than institutional quotas or penalties.

Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework

Our response highlights the need to recognise and accommodate interdisciplinarity, and need for continuity from REF 2014.