Chief Assessment Officer
The International Baccalaureate offers international diploma qualifications to over 140,00 students a year, in 132 countries, in 84 different languages. Carolyn is responsible for the delivery of the assessment to students in all parts of the world, engaging examiners from over 140 different countries. Although her post is based in Cardiff, she travels all over the world to visit IB schools and meet IB teachers. She believes the aspirations of the IB Diploma Programme, which are ‘to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people .. who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right’ accord well with the aims of Debating Matters. Carolyn says it never fails to impress her to observe students striving to make the most compelling arguments whilst always showing respect and appreciation for the views of others.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.