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GCSE Media Studies/Early entry and league tables query

Discussion in 'Media studies' started by recliningbuddah, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. recliningbuddah

    recliningbuddah New commenter

    We entered our year 11s (2019 leavers) for their GCSE WJEC/EDUQAS Media Studies exam at the end of Year 10 (summer 2018), which was on the legacy A* to G spec - they had studied it for 2 years as we have a 2 year KS3 and they sit one exam early at the end of year 10.

    We've looked at the 'GCSE Reform Guide' and the 'KS4 qualifications and discount codes' document and it says that the legacy exam does not count on the 2019 league tables, but the new 9-1 spec was from first teaching 2017, first exam 2019, so they couldn't have sat the new spec 9-1 exam anyway.

    Does anyone know how this works for the P8/league tables? Will their grades not count for the school? Anyone got a link as everything I have read this morning does not sound positive!

    Many thanks.
  2. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

    The A*–G GCSEs will not count in performance measures, I’m afraid. If a 9–1 GCSE is available by the end of KS4, then that’s all that will count. This document makes it clear on pages 16 and 56.

    This does Male early entry impossible for the first year of a new GCSE specification, but current Government stance is for GCSEs to be taken at the end of Year 11 and against both early entry and a two-year KS3. The Government’s response to your school’s setup would be that it shouldn’t be there in the first place.

    (Sidenote: presumably the students took the WJEC GCSE, as the Eduqas brand is only used for 9–1 GCSEs.)

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