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Discussion in 'Secondary' started by DalekTeacher, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. DalekTeacher

    DalekTeacher New commenter

  2. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

  3. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    for many years, there were a fixed proportion of each grade available. Provided the govt does not expect grades achieved to constantly rise that works well. So each year the top achieving say 5% of students get an A*. that does mean that universities for example can easily compare incoming students year on year.
    On the other hand it means that heads and politicains aexpecting constant increases will be talking even more blks than usual.
    you can argue either way according to your viewpoint. I could feel agrieved that my B grade O level in Physics is probably of higher worth than many of the A grade Scicence GCSEs now awarded, but as most people believe that to be true, I don't care much either way!

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