A surge in anxiety and stress is sweeping UK campuses. What is troubling students, and is it the universities’ job to fix it?
We know that there is a student mental health crisis and the reasons for this aren’t necessarily clear. We know there has been increase in the demand for mental health services at universities. The article notes that there has been research into the causes of this, but lays the blame for the crisis on the way in which universities are managed and run, leading to students not being in control of what they do and saddled with debt.
Not only can you download the OCR past papers, you can also now upload them to your institutional intranet or VLE.
OCR has begun the first stage of a planned release of free past papers onto the website.
In response to your feedback, we have published 1,000 free-to-download 2006 past papers, mark schemes and examiner reports. There are a few exceptions where we cannot secure copyright, but the majority of qualifications are now covered.
We have also published more than 100 of our papers from 2007, with more due online soon.
OCR’s revised policy means that, in future, many more question papers will be published on the website after each exam series.
Once published online, the papers will remain available for at least two years. Again, you can download all these papers free of charge.
Please view the past papers page for details of the documents available to download.
With the A Level results last week and the GCSE results this week, it reminded me of how we use learning technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning, but when it comes to assessment, we almost always rely on pen paper and those dreaded exam conditions.
BBC news had an interesting opinion piece on whether learners should be able to bring laptops into (some) exams in order to be able to use the internet.