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French GCSE results AQA Summer 2011

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by cassiopee, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    That is a possibility I suppose
     
  2. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    How ironic!!
     
  3. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    I was wondering if the new GCSE specifications will attract as many posts as this when they start spewing out results? What do you think (he says, trying grimly to attract more support for these blogs)
     
  4. cake4tea

    cake4tea New commenter

    There'll be fewer grounds for complaint as you won't see what the kids produce in the written exam so it might attract fewer remarks. Not the case for speaking though, so staff under pressure might put all their eggs into one basket, ie trying to get speaking marks improved. I think I'll try to retire in July 2018!
     
  5. minka1

    minka1 New commenter

    French GCSE results AQA Summer 2011
    Slightly out of date title don't you think? Time for a new thread perhaps or is it more important for some people to get to 2000 posts or 100+ plus pages.
     
  6. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    Yes, I see it as a personal goal
     
  7. veverett

    veverett New commenter

    I think we should keep it going until AQA decide to mark consistently.
     
  8. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    I think that I have made well over 70 posts on this thread alone but still remain a new commenter!
     
  9. minka1

    minka1 New commenter

    Surely the only way to solve the problem in the gcse exam marking system is to have double marking for a year or two. May be expensive in short term but may reinstil confidence in the marking system or show the systems flaws once and for all and get the govt to take the problem seriously.
     
  10. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    It would be cripplingly expensive I fear
     
  11. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    May I also echo the new commenter issue- I have made over 1000 posts- how many does it take to lose the soubriquet 'new'?
     
  12. minka1

    minka1 New commenter

    Which sobriquet would you prefer toadman? Perhaps 'wise,old,sage'?
     
  13. minka1

    minka1 New commenter

    "Most marking is now done online by individual markers marking just one or two questions – so-called “item level” marking. Online marking also makes centralised checking of markers easier. So if schools are concerned about their grades the issue is as likely to be an administrative error as a poor marker. Exam watchdog Ofqual is getting tougher and looking more closely at the systems employed by the exam boards – much to the relief of schools."
    Barnaby Lenon is chairman of the Independent Schools Council and former headmaster of Harrow.
    https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...s-we-need-a-national-campaign-reverse-decline
    Is this true? And if so, end of problem?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  14. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    Sadly, the method you outline for GCSE MFL refers only to reading and listening M/C questions, not to writing
     
  15. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    Indeed!
     
  16. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    I cannot even imagine the cost of double marking- single marking seems to cost the exam providers enough already!
     
  17. toadman

    toadman New commenter

    Notice I am still deemed as 'new'- got me thinking of other categories- decrepit perhaps?
     
  18. gsglover

    gsglover New commenter

    You said it
     
  19. megmogndowl

    megmogndowl New commenter

    Interestingly I was at an AQA GCSE course yesterday and for the first time ever I heard them admit that there have been major issues with the marking of paper 4 since the beginning of this specification and that they still hadn't got it right!! Fills me with so much confidence for this summer...
     
  20. veverett

    veverett New commenter

    Used one of the past January papers for Spanish and pupils' grades have shot up. Have they really improved or were the thresholds inconsistent?
     

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