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SQA and social distancing

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by moscowbore, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    This is a quote from the SQA website

    That is why the Deputy First Minister has asked schools and colleges to continue to work with young people to ensure that any units and coursework are completed and estimated grades are provided by teachers, drawing on the available evidence gathered throughout the year, to SQA’s existing deadlines, or earlier if that is possible. For many learners, we will also have prior attainment information which will be helpful to us

    How is this achievable while following government advice on social distancing?
     
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  2. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    moscowbore stop thinking at the back, we don't do thinking.
     
  3. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    Help save Scotland from #COVIDー19 Schools are going to break guidelines next week. Please sign the petition http://chng.it/q6NJjMT4Sd
     
  4. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    Signed. Up until now I have not been too worried about it. Now, however, I am beginning to become very worried. S4-6 in our school makes up about 400 pupils and the vast majority have work to complete. It's insane to bring them in.
     
  5. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Established commenter

    Done!
     
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  7. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  8. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

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    up ssip brewery
     
  9. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    Sense has prevailed. No student needs to go to school to finish coursework.

    Now go find the idiot who suggested it and fire them.
     
  10. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    This should have been the decision last Wednesday.
     
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  11. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    This step is now necessary to protect public health and lives, apparently.
    What has changed since last week when they published this decision?

    Heads must roll
     
  12. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    I was just in a local filling station. One of my closest friends was there. See you outside I said. Meanwhile the Conveynor of the council was standing about a meter away from someone talking. The conversation started before I went in and was still going when I left. No wonder it took so long to sort out.
     
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  13. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    The SQA are a law unto themselves. They have effed up a functioning exam system, increased our workload, don't listen to teachers and now are happy for lives to be put at risk.

    It's an utter, utter disgrace what they get away with. As Moscowbore pointed out, heads must indeed roll.

    They work for us, not the other way round. I'm not really one for privatisation or opening up the market, but if they had a rival to their monopoly they would be better run and not so dismissive of teachers of pupil concerns.
     
  14. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Established commenter

    When British Leyland was on the go the car bodies were taken from the assembly building to the paintshop building whatever the weather and quite often they were painted whilst wet.

    The SQA is the British Leyland of today.
     
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  15. moscowbore

    moscowbore Star commenter

    When all the dust settles, in about 18 months after a vaccine is available, that SQA decision to ask students to go back to school to complete coursework and for teachers to facilitate this will be remembered and a head will roll.
     
  16. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Established commenter

    I would like to think so, mb, but don't think that will happen.
     
  17. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    On a contemporary theme, I would prefer to consider them as comparable with either the International Olympic Committee or Sevco FC
     
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