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No more leniency!

Discussion in 'Education news' started by NinjaCurtain, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. NinjaCurtain

    NinjaCurtain New commenter

  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Probably appropriate. If schools won't enter pupils properly, then they shouldn't get a grade (just the same as if they tried to enter the child for A level exams).
    last year was a trial run, so it was good for borderline candidates to get some recognition.
  3. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    Just more pressure for some teachers. Oh and students. Some of ours are learning a lesson; mocks are important cos that's all we've got to go on to make our decisions. Some sad kids who think they are good enough for higher. "I'll work for the summer exams!" sorry son, too late!
    Doesn't bother me too much personally. Everyone I entered for higher last year got a 4 or above.
  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    What is the highest grade now available if a pupil is not entered for the higher paper?
  5. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    They can get up to a grade 5 on the Foundation Paper, or 5-5 if doing Combined Science.

    I wonder if not being able to get a grade 3 on the higher paper really matters. After all a grade 3 is not really any use either to the pupil in terms of what they can do after GCSE, or to the school in terms of league tables.
    phlogiston and Jamvic like this.
  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Thank you.
  7. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    It is a sensible move as some schools were trying to game the system - last year would have had record numbers of students getting U grades on the Higher papers in Science had the changes not been applied.

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