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Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by cassiopee, Aug 26, 2011.
That is a possibility I suppose
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)
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!
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Slightly out of date title don't you think?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.
Yes, I see it as a personal goal
I think we should keep it going until AQA decide to mark consistently.
I think that I have made well over 70 posts on this thread alone but still remain a 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.
It would be cripplingly expensive I fear
May I also echo the new commenter issue- I have made over 1000 posts- how many does it take to lose the soubriquet 'new'?
Which sobriquet would you prefer toadman? Perhaps 'wise,old,sage'?
"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.
Is this true? And if so, end of problem?
Sadly, the method you outline for GCSE MFL refers only to reading and listening M/C questions, not to writing
I cannot even imagine the cost of double marking- single marking seems to cost the exam providers enough already!
Notice I am still deemed as 'new'- got me thinking of other categories- decrepit perhaps?
You said it
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...
Used one of the past January papers for Spanish and pupils' grades have shot up. Have they really improved or were the thresholds inconsistent?