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Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by cassiopee, Aug 26, 2011.
Even better if you do igcse!!
I just hope the new GCSE is more leniently graded!
I wonder what the original poster makes of the massive response to the initial post. The sheer fact that this thread has created such a response means that all is still not well in the assessment world. Hence my previous comment!!
Totally agree with the point about the longevity of this thread but it must end in the summer I guess..
The whole point is that the new GCSE is going to be more demanding. But in the first year they said they would keep parity of % of students getting certain grades. So does that mean they will get the grade even if they are not strictly meeting the criteria? And what does it mean for subsequent years?
As I see it there will be a similarity in percentages being awarded a C and a level 4 in new money but that is useless as a 4 has no real currency now, even allowing for progress 8
On this topic- perhaps it soon won't matter so much if people get a level 5?
Looking at the targets we've got, Grade 5 is the least ofour problems!
Just done 2016 paper as a mock with Y11. Notice that the Spanish H Reading was quite a hard paper and the thresholds tougher than normal. The Foundation tier was hardish (similar to the old old GCSE Higher tier) but the thresholds slightly more reasonable. We haven't looked at the Foundation in previous years because pupils needed to get something like 29/35 for a C. If they were getting that score, they'd be doing higher! But in 2016 Foundation would have been a better option for pupls needing a C. So should I put pupils in for it? Or will AQA move the thresholds again!??!!!??!
Bound to I would think
The thing is, on the Foundation Tier it can be as little as 2 marks between grades. But then the thresholds can change by 3 or 4 marks from year to year. So it is just a lottery!
The biggest lottery is the oral examiner - the inconsistency between years and languages is massive.
Given the degree of difficulty of the higher listening paper yesterday, maybe there will still be life in this thread in 2017?