Like a lot of you on here I was totally shocked at our GCSE results this year. Most of my students recieved a grade lower than I predicted and I did my predictions using the marks my students had already gained for unit 1 and 2. For example one of my students got full marks for unit 1 and 2 teacher observation- and he fully deserved them I can assure you. He missed a few marks on his coursework which was marked by me then double checked by my hod. he perfomed fantastically in unit 3 secuting 109-A* so how exactly did he end up with a B? (1 mark of an A) Clearly my marks have been altered and the report I have been sent does not explain why. In the report it does state my marks for unit 2 (teacher observation) were higher than the national standard so have been reduced- I feel this is ridiculous! I am fortunate to teach in a School where the children are motivated and come from a privilaged area so it is likely there results are higher than the average. Like many of you I feel upset for my students and frustrated. We are currently rethinking our GCSE board! Can anyone offer any advice on where to go from here regarding this set of results?