#003 Neil Ogden – Maths Specialist at OCR

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On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to Neil Ogden from OCR, in the final part of what nobody except me is calling “The Great Exam Board Podcast Trilogy”

Neil and I spoke about many things, including:

  • If he could completely redesign maths GCSE assessment what would he do?
  • How difficult has it been to design papers and support materials for the new GCSE Maths specification?
  • How are OCR’s actual GCSE exam papers different to those of AQA and Edexcel, and why did they made those choices?
  • The wealth of free resources that OCR have available
  • Did Ofqual ever consider changing the names away from “Higher” and “Foundation”?
  • And once again I push my luck over the issue of grade boundaries. Will I get a definitive answer? Spoiler Alert: no I won’t!

All of the resources Neil mentions can be found at the OCR pages here:

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