Mark Beverley

Mark Beverley

After graduating in 1992, Mark worked for three years in the UK before moving to Singapore, where he was head of English at the United World College of South East Asia. He returned to the UK in 2008 and is currently director of curriculum at Sevenoaks School.

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When the English GCSE exam was described as ‘not fit for purpose’ four years ago by then education secretary Michael Gove, a widespread concern about GCSEs was reported by the national press. In fact, many educators already believed that traditional GCSEs were dull and insufficiently challenging, and a few independent schools had been developing their own Middle Years curricula and examinations, including Bedales, Malvern College and Sevenoaks School.

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