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Are there other Math HoDs out there who are expected to do this?

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by tigdas, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. tigdas

    tigdas New commenter

    Bit of background… our exam officers used to be two teachers
    who did exam admin in their free periods.
    On retirement, they have now been replaced with an administrator whose
    role is 6</font>th<font size="3"> form admin and exams admin. HoDs are now being asked to enter on to SIMS
    all the entries for GCSE, AS & A2 modules and cash-ins as well as estimated
    grades (under 100 GCSE, and about half that beyond). Any views?</font>
     
  2. tigdas

    tigdas New commenter

    Bit of background&hellip; our exam officers used to be two teachers
    who did exam admin in their free periods.
    On retirement, they have now been replaced with an administrator whose
    role is 6</font>th<font size="3"> form admin and exams admin. HoDs are now being asked to enter on to SIMS
    all the entries for GCSE, AS & A2 modules and cash-ins as well as estimated
    grades (under 100 GCSE, and about half that beyond). Any views?</font>
     
  3. The workload agreement seems to spring to mind.

    They pay someone in excess of 40 000 a year to do that?
     
  4. bigkid

    bigkid New commenter

    We get every teacher to put who is entered for what and predicted grades for their exam classes into a spreadsheet. This usually takes a few minutes per class. We send the exams officer the spreadsheet.
     
  5. pencho

    pencho New commenter

    Same, here. I ask each class teacher to tick a box to tell me what exams they want their students entering for (including certificaton code). It's quite straightforward and only takes a few seconds for people to do. It allows colleagues to check their class list and confrim whether student is higher or lower. This then gets sent to exams office.
    I thought this was the norm
    Not sure how exams office will know what to enter them for otherwise?
     
  6. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    We have a central database where all the student details are held.
    At the appropriate time the exam officer sends a list of names with exam details. I check them with each member of the department to make sure that everything is correct and then sign off on them.
    That is it.
     
  7. tigdas

    tigdas New commenter

    Sorry - not clear. All our Y11s are entered for the same tier, and our internal departmental spread sheet keeps track of who's doing which module and when. This was then sent to the exams officers. What's changed is the requirement to do the data entry ourselves on to SIMS.
     

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