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French GCSE results AQA Summer 2011

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

  1. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    We are planning no foundation tier candidates.
     
  2. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    Have you looked at what aqa have released relating to Maths tier of entry last year. If all your candidates are getting 6 or above then higher tier is right. Aqa are expecting more foundation tier than previously.
     
  3. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    No I haven't looked into it. My worry with foundation tier is that in the past one needed about 90% for a C and that was almost impossiblke for our candidates but they all got Cs on higher tier where it required a lowish percentile score.
     
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  4. cake4tea

    cake4tea New commenter

    It's a complete shot in the dark for the 4 - 6 candidates.
     
  5. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    Still pondering this
     
  6. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    Deadline was Monday I believe
     
  7. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    So. The fact that the French writing paper was Free Time, Holidays, Jobs and School. Good because it's not the topics everyone was dreading? Or bad because pupils at schools where they learn answers off by heart will do better than pupils who go in ready to make up an answer in response to the question?
     
  8. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

  9. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    No response so was it good for everyone?
     
  10. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    Pretty good. Speaking conv rote learning still beats spontaneous talking. Writing requires more ability to respond spontaneously unless question an obvious one. Some topics could be stinkers... (next year?)
     
  11. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    Interesting. Our (few) candidates did well on everything except higher listening in French.
     
  12. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    There does seem to be a general satisfaction with 2018 GCSE MFL results
     
  13. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    Higher more so than foundation.??
     
  14. LadyPsyche

    LadyPsyche New commenter

    Nope! Our Speaking marker completely ignored / misapplied the mark scheme for Gen conversation. The re-marks were satisfying! HUGE leaps. (Higher).
     
  15. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    All's well that ends well I guess
     
  16. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    Nothing much to add- just reviving old but important thread in view of recent exams
     
  17. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    Worth reading back from the beginning to document the change to Controlled Assessment and all that ensued...
     
  18. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    Fascinating reading!
     
  19. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    See you right ba k here in August to see if the new GCSE starts to go the way of the old one. If teachers start to teach whole answers memorized, and if the exam board start to credit fancy one off expressions over a repertoire that can be deployed spontaneously...
     
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  20. LadyPsyche

    LadyPsyche New commenter

    Morning all! Clearly either our Speaking marker has had some training since last year, OR we have a different one. Our speaking marks aren’t ridiculously out of whack this year! Hurrah! Hope your results are all they should be!
     

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