Curriculum and Assessment

The Independent Assessment Commission

The NEU formed the Independent Assessment Commission with organisations representing students, parents, business and universities. The consensus voice of all those involved in the IAC – including politicians from all political parties – has made a clear case for change.

The NEU is using the Commission's report findings to further champion a New ERA of equitable, reliable assessment and a qualification system that:

More Than A Score campaigns about the failures of the SATs system in place. Watch the video below for further details, or follow the link here

The Government has launched a consultation on a new qualification framework and are inviting feedback from education providers and other stakeholders on how best to design and implement the Advanced British Standard.

You can find the consultation here on It will close on 20 March 2024.