"Our focus is on excellence, and helping students to achieve their potential..."

World Class Arena Ltd.

World Class Arena Limited, founded in England by Martin Ripley in 2007, specialises in innovative 21st century teaching and assessment.

We are a growing base of national and international expertise in education with a projected turnover in excess of £3m. WCAL has now successfully delivered over 30 curriculum and assessment commissions.

WCAL has educational and assessment expertise in key subjects (English, mathematics, science and ICT) and in problem solving.

Our services include:

  • Strategic, peer review and procurement advice
  • Curriculum and pedagogy development
  • Assessment criteria and standards development
  • Development and implementation of subject teaching and learning programmes
  • Design and delivery of ‘on the ground’ teacher training
  • Formative and summative assessment development, including paper-based and on-screen
  • Development of on-screen assessment through the product lifecycle
  • Multi-language publication

How we work

WCAL employs education experts, programme and project management staff. For each commission we put together a bespoke team from our pool of over 30 experts.

Our expertise

Staff and associates have developed their expertise in a full range of settings including schools, school boards, awarding bodies and test developers, academia, government bodies and commercial education service providers.

What we do

Education strategy and policy development

WCAL supports clients in the development of national and local education policy. We particularly focus on the needs of all stakeholders, including, students, parents, teachers, school leaders, local and national government.

Formative & summative assessment

WCAL leads the development and delivery of some of the world's most innovative tests and assessments on-screen and on paper.

Integrated teaching, curriculum & assessment

WCAL's work includes developing curriculum standards for 21st century learning, summative and formative assessments, text books and learning resources, and teacher training.

As well as face-to-face training and hardcopy resources we also run online teacher communities and develop computer-based student learning resources.

Major clients and partners

  • Mawhiba, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Assessing & Teaching 21st Century Skills (ATC21S)
  • Department for Education (UK)
  • Futurelab
  • Trumptech, Hong Kong & China
  • Cisco, USA
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • World Class Arena Asia Limited