OES Awards

Every year, the Oxford Education Society awards prizes to the students who have achieved the highest marks for the major works in their courses.

In the case of the PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) the award is given to the intern who has achieved the highest mark in the assignment for the Professional Development Programme (PDP). The MLT prize is awarded for the best result for the dissertation in the MSc Learning and Teaching course and the Masters prize is awarded to the student achieving the highest mark from the MSc Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA) or one of the five specialist routes of the MSc Education.

The awards began in the 2012-13 academic year and our first ever prize-winner was Florence Brockway (PGCE Science) who won the £100 prize for her dissertation entitled Assessing the use of setting and mixed ability groupings in secondary schools. Florence received her award at the PGCE Garden Party on 21 June 2013. The first winners of the OES Masters prizes were Boby Ching for his MSc Education dissertation and Paul Stevens for his MLT dissertation. Boby was presented the award at the Department’s Coffee Morning on 26th February 2014. Click here for further information about these awards.

2016 awards

PGCE

The 2016 PGCE award was won jointly by Megan Bailey, Jennifer Birtill and Annie Hughes. Click on the picture to read more about them.

OES prize winners webpage

The winners were presented with their awards by Professor Richard Pring, OES President, at the Garden Party on 23rd June

Masters

The 2016 Masters award was won by Lydia Reimer who graduated with an MSc Education (Comparative and International Education). Her dissertation entitled Principles and practice: Comparing primary teacher perceptions of the changing mathematics curricula in Scotland and England, achieved the highest mark of 79. Lydia has gone on to work in Uganda to support teacher training there. Click on the picture below to read more.

Lydia photo

MLT

The 2016 MLT award was won by Emma Hawkins with her dissertation on Using student views to develop a formative assessment policy in a sixth-form history department. See what Emma says about her dissertation here.

2015 awards

Joe Thiel receives his certificate from his supervisor, Dr Hubert Ertl and Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Steve Strand

Joe Thiel receives his certificate from his supervisor, Dr Hubert Ertl and Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Steve Strand

PGCE

Mark Till The growth mindset: a key to unlocking authentic Assessment for Learning?

MLT

Scott Morton Trouble with the boys: equity concerns about working class boys’ behaviour in secondary education. 

Masters

Joe Thiel Pathways to a Bachelors: assessing the impact of two-year colleges on baccalaureate attainment in Montana

2014 awards

Alexander Morris and Anton Viesel receive their awards from Professor Richard Pring at the PGCE Garden Party in 2014

PGCE
(Joint award)
Anton Viesel: “Poorer children tend to do badly even when they go to good schools.” Can schools improve educational outcomes for poorer children?
Alexander Morris: Does music facilitate performance in the classroom?

MLT
David Oliver Marsh Supporting year 8 with scientific diagram construction and use: visual science – research into diagram use in science

Masters
Christina Steinman Cross-language translation priming in German-English bilingual learners of French as a third language