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Ofqual have forgotten the students who sit A Level Maths in Year 12

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by moontitan, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. moontitan

    moontitan New commenter

    So, Ofqual have said they want all students in one subject to be ranked together.
    The Year 12 students (who do Maths A Level in year 12 and Further Maths in Year 13) therefore must be ranked with the Year 13 students. This seems very unfair.

    Also league tables have been scrapped this year, but I presume they will be back in 2021. The Year 12 grades go towards the league tables at the end of year 13. So that means the Year 12 grades from this summer (teacher grades) will actually go into the 2021 league tables.

    I need a drink!

    Anyone know more than me?
     
  2. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Wouldn't it make more sense for them to take the exam next year and get a proper grade?
     
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  3. moontitan

    moontitan New commenter

    Exactly, that is what they said for Year 10’s, no grade to be awarded as they can still do an exam.
    Do not understand why they did not do the same for the Year 12.
     
  4. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    The last date for withdrawal from A levels with refund of fees is 21st April so you can still withdraw them and then they can take exam next year.
     
  5. moontitan

    moontitan New commenter

    :) Thank you- did not know that!:D
     
  6. jcstev

    jcstev New commenter

    The Year 12 students (who do Maths A Level in year 12 and Further Maths in Year 13) therefore must be ranked with the Year 13 students. This seems very unfair.

    An important technicality: we are not ranking students (which is the best mathematician) but our confidence in the grades (how certain we are they would get the grade we are allocating). Some of your Y12 students may be more marginal for an "A" than some of your Y13, and so on.
     
  7. jpayne27

    jpayne27 New commenter

    It is also worth pointing out that if they did the exam in year 12 they are competing with those same year 13's for grades anyway so they are in no worse position by being ranked with them.
     

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