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I currently teach GCSE Maths (KS, and also KS) in an 11-16 school. Within the past 5 years I have also taught

- A-level Maths

- A-level Further Maths

- A-level Use of Maths

-GCSE Maths (resit) and Functional Skills - so I know what happens to students who get below grade 4/C

- BTEC Science (level 2 and 3)

-and also line managed Psychology and Geography

(And in the 15 years before that a similar mix, including multiple versions of tiering).

I've been examining for 4 years.

I think that when a tier covers 6 grades, 15% is a reasonable mark to award the lowest available grade.

The structure of Maths exams means that the questions aimed at grades 4 and 5 appear on both tiers, which means there is a consistency of standard when awarding these grades on either tier (on both tiers students have to get the same questions right).

I've answered your questions, now your turn.

1) What is your definition of consistency?

2) What have you taught, when and for how long?

3) Do you think the "pass" grade should be the one that allows progress to A-level?

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