Join ISEB to have your say on the future of assessment at our 120th anniversary conference. Featuring fantastic headline speakers and a range of breakout sessions, this exciting conference will explore areas including AI and new educational technologies, digital assessment, 21st century skills-based qualifications, and curricula reform.

    10 Union Street, London, SE1 1SZ

    Wednesday 24 April 2024

    Full day programme, 9am - 5pm


    Join ISEB to have your say on the future of assessment at our 120th anniversary conference in London on 24 April 2024.

    ISEB would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend our upcoming one-day conference for schools entitled Assessing Change, Awarding the Future. Featuring three headline speakers and a range of breakout sessions, this conference will explore areas including AI, digital assessment, 21st century skills-based qualifications, and curricula reform.

    Passionate speakers

    Hear from engaging speakers from leading education, technology, and assessment organisations.

    Exploratory panels

    A wide-ranging choice of breakout sessions including panel discussions, talks and workshops.

    Informed discussions

    Have your say on the direction and development of assessments and qualifications over the next 120 years.


    The ISEB 2024 Conference is shaping up to be an engaging, informative and thought-provoking showcase of the best that independent education has to offer.We will be pleased to welcome speakers from across the sector and beyond and anticipate passionate debates and informed discussions between seasoned education experts, academics and pioneers in the education and technology space.

    The conference offers schools and educational colleagues an invaluable opportunity to shape the direction of assessment design and delivery and provide your feedback to enhance qualifications available through your examination board, ISEB.

    We want to hear from you.

    Individual tickets


    Ticket price includes all refreshments throughout the event and a glass of champagne or a non-alcoholic alternative to conclude the event.

    Group tickets


    Schools looking to purchase for groups of 3 or more can benefit from a discount. Please indicate your party size when completing the booking form.

    How to buy your tickets

    1. Complete the online booking form.

    2. Recieve and pay for your invoice.

    3. Save the date and join us in April!

    Please note promotional codes and discounts are only valid on individual ticket bookings.

    event programme

    Join ISEB to have your say on the future of assessment at our 120th anniversary conference in London on 24 April 2024.

    The exciting one-day conference will feature three headline speakers and a range of breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Together with ISEB delegates will explore topics including AI and digital assessments, 21st century skills-based qualifications and curricula reform.The conference will bring together colleagues from both prep and senior schools and the wider education technology sector and will be an invaluable opportunity to find out more and have your say on the future of assessment design and delivery.

    headline speakers

    Professor Bill Lucas

    Rethinking Assessment in Schools: Why, how, who and when

    Professor Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester.

    Previously a school leader and the founder of two not for profit educational organisations, Learning through Landscapes and the Campaign for Learning, Bill is a writer, speaker and education reformer.

    Bill is chair of the advisory board of the Global Institute of Creative Thinking, co-chair of the strategic advisory group PISA 2022 Creative Thinking Test, and adviser to the LEGO Foundation, curator of Creativity Exchange and a Commissioner for ICAPE. In 2020, Bill co-founded Rethinking Assessment.

    Professor Mary Richardson

    The impact of AI technology on assessment design

    Mary Richardson is Professor of Educational Assessment at the IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, and advisor to Pearson, AQA and Qualifications Wales.

    An esteemed academic of over 20 years, Mary is the EdD Professional Doctorate programme leader and a tutor on the MA Educational Assessment programme. Mary's own research is anchored in assessment with specialist expertise in student experiences, public understanding of testing, the ethics of assessment and currently, what AI might mean to all our assessment futures.

    Mary also sits on the Research Board for Qualifications Wales, for AQA Exam Board's Research Department and is the co-convenor of the British Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group (SIG) for Curriculum and Assessment.

    Colin Hughes

    Revolution, or evolution? The roadmap to digital exams

    Colin Hughes is the Chief Executive of England's largest examination board, AQA.

    Every year over one million students sit AQA examinations at GCSE and A-level, with the examination board among the largest in the UK. Colin joined AQA in the summer of 2020, following eight years as Managing Director of Collins Learning, and four years as chair of the Education Publishers Council from 2014 to 2018.

    Prior to this Colin founded Learnthings Ltd, the Guardian's digital learning business, and was appointed Managing Director of Guardian Professional. In his earlier work as a journalist, Colin held roles as Policy Editor, Education Editor and Deputy Editor across the Press Association, The Times and The Independent.

    breakout sessions

    In addition to three engaging headline speakers, delegates can choose from a set of interactive breakout sessions, hearing about and discussing areas such as the prep school curriculum, the value of project-based qualifications, replacement GCSE courses, the power of Adaptive Comparative Judgement, and the prioritisation of pupil wellbeing in assessment.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two of the six breakout sessions available, listed below, to explore the diverse range of topics and themes with informed and knowledgeable panellists and ISEB's qualification and delivery experts.

    I before E: How project-based learning sets pupils up with valuable real-world skills

    Replacement GCSE courses

    The power of Adaptive Comparative Judgement in assessing creative writing

    Prioritising pupil wellbeing in assessment design and the ISEB Pre-Tests

    The future of Common Entrance and the prep school curriculum

    The power of Adaptive Comparative Judgement in assessing creative writing


    We are delighted to welcome delegates to 10 Union Street, London Bridge, an excellent central London venue
    with easy access from across the capital and beyond.

    By Tube

    The nearest tube stations are London Bridge or Borough both within 5 minutes and provide access from the Northern and Jubilee Lines.

    By Train

    Nearest main line train station is London Bridge. On exiting the station follow the signs for Borough Market.

    By Bus

    The nearest bus routes are 21, 35, 47, 78, 133, 343, N21, N133

    By car

    The nearest car park the NCP Car Park London Bridge on Kipling Street is located 6 minutes’ walk away from the venue.

    sponsorship / exhibition

    ISEB is offering a selection of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for our corporate partners and a carefully curated selection of external organisations and companies.

    Our conference schedule will be carefully coordinated to ensure ample opportunity for exhibitors to engage with delegates and foster meaningful connections and leads.

    Please download the sponsorship/exhibition info sheet and contact the team to discuss your requirements.

    Alternatively, organisations enquiring regarding sponsorship/exhibition are welcome to email

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