OUR SERVICES | QA Associates - Specialist Assessment, Verification & Accrediatation Services
QA Associates are experts in assessment, verification and accreditation. We provide a range of specialist services that support schools, academies and commercial organisations to achieve their learning & development goals.
Assessment, Marking, Verification, Quality Assurance, Accreditation, Training, BTEC, Qualifications, Examinations, Exam Paper Marking, Registration, Certification
15322
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-15322,bridge-core-2.3,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-21.7,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.2.0,vc_responsive
 

OUR SERVICES

EXAM PAPER MARKING

EXAM PAPER MARKING

Practice, or mock, examinations are an established part of the modern academic calendar and form an important component of teaching practice that can be used to benefit students and teaching professionals alike.

In order to be effective however, accurate assessment and constructive feedback is essential, and this can often be a complex and time-consuming process. This marking burden is a huge concern for many organisations and comes at the expense of valuable teaching time. QA Associates offers a range of exam and assignment marking services that can help to relieve this pressure and provide fast, accurate and unbiased assessment and feedback for both learners and educators.

AQA-Edexcel-OCR Logos Image

Our team of associates have a wealth of experience of marking mock examinations across a wide range of subjects that follow the British curriculum at GCSE, iGCSE and ‘A’Level.  We work with subject experts from both academic and professional backgrounds and ensure that all have relevant teaching or practitioner/consultancy experience and the capacity to mark quickly & accurately to a scheme.

As an agile and independent consultancy, QA Associates service is fast and flexible. We are able to mark across entire Academy-chains or individual classes and cohorts drawn from small schools and training providers.

Our turnaround times vary depending on the number of learners, subject and level, but we will typically aim to return all papers within X working days. This means your students and teaching staff are not left waiting for results and feedback and are able to focus their teaching and revision strategy.

QA have delivered a flexible and impeccable service during GCSE mock season. The marking has been quick, accurate and the reports have helped our departments to refine their teaching and provide our students with the feedback they need to move to the next level. The service has been without fault.

J Harrison, Assistant Principal, NEFUTC

THE BENEFITS OF USING QA ASSOCIATES MOCK EXAMINATIONS MARKING SERVICE

Giving students the opportunity to participate in a mock version of an examination before they take the ‘real thing’ can benefit every type of student – from the diligent, well-prepared learner who reflects on the process to those that may be a little complacent and require some focus to their studies. Mock exams can be an important tool for educators to better understand how they can support their students, but fair and unbiased assessment and feedback is crucial and ensuring these elements are in place requires expertise and time.

Using your valuable teaching staff to perform these functions comes at the cost of time better spent focusing on students and the curriculum. Outsourcing this provision and using QA Associates exam marking & assessment service minimises opportunity cost and disruption and allows you to:

SIMULATE EXAM CONDITIONS

Student exam performance can often be impaired by fear or anxiety associated with an unfamiliar process or environment. Mock examinations enable students to practice writing under pressure and to an exam standard. Having their work assessed by experienced, independent markers can provides valuable reassurance and guidance.

SUPPORT LEARNERS

Objective and accurate marking provides teaching staff with a clear picture of students’ strengths and weaknesses, both individually and collectively. Identifying topics that may require more focus helps teachers to implement successful strategies to deliver the specific knowledge that their students need to acquire during the school year.

REINFORCE LEARNING

Consistent and reliable marking is crucial in establishing competence in a subject. However, in addition to measuring knowledge, sitting mock examinations can also help to reinforce the so called ‘testing effect’ whereby prior learning and the ability to recall information is better facilitated by the inclusion of practice tests in teaching or studying.

OUR SUBJECTS

QA Associates work with a wide range of committed subject-specialists, consultants and educators that have many years of combined curriculum experience. Together, we have marked thousands of mock exam papers at various levels in the following subjects:

BIOLOGY

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

ENGLISH LITERATURE

GERMAN

MEDIA

PSYCHOLOGY

SPORTS STUDIES

BUSINESS STUDIES

DRAMA

FOOD & NUTRITION

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

MUSIC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

CHEMISTRY

ENGINEERING

FRENCH

HISTORY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SCIENCE

COMPUTER SCIENCE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

GEOGRAPHY

MATHEMATICS

PHYSICS

SPANISH

WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO ASSESS TEACHER-DESIGNATED ASSIGNMENTS

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

QA Associates have built their reputation on taking the time to understand the specific requirements of our customers, and we pride ourselves on delivering tailored solutions that are robust, flexible and cost-effective.

So whether you are looking at developing a bespoke qualification for your organisation, require an outsourced assessment & verification solution, or simply need independent marking of exam papers or assignments, QA Associates can help.

Please get in touch with a member of the team and find out how!

Contact Block - Students Image