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Escape Background

The e-scape project had its origins in work done in Design and Technology by Professor Richard Kimbell and colleagues at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The work consisted of trials of controlled assessments taking place on a national scale, including the involvement of some GCSE Exam Boards.

The D&T work has provided useful lessons for the work in Geography.

This briefing paper provides a summary of the system’s key features and was presented to the GA’s Secondary Phase Committee at the beginning of the project.

E-scape Briefing Paper for the Secondary Phase Committee


GA Assessment and Examinations Special Interest Group – AESIG maintain an overview of developments in assessment and examinations and advise the GA Education Committee and members.

Goldsmiths TERU website – background information and reports from the e-scape team on trials of the system in D&T on which the geography work is based

The Future’s Handheld – a 15-minute Teachers TV programme on the early D&T e-scape trials using handheld technologies (PDAs).

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