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Is the GCSE English grade boundary change fair?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Edexcel’s grade boundary change this year has unfairly penalises students working at a lower level, according to teachers,

    ‘Teachers using the Edexcel English language GCSE have expressed dismay after the exam board raised the grade boundaries for the subject following changes to one of the papers.

    In a statement, Edexcel said it had raised the grade boundary in response to changes to the paper which made it more “accessible”.

    Questions 2 and 5 were altered so that they targeted AO1 “identify information and ideas”, rather than AO2 “analyse how writers use language and structure”, and structured bullet points were added to questions 3 and 7 to clarify the skills being assessed.’


    What do you think about the boundary change for the GCSE English exam?

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