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UK GSCE ASSESSMENT VS ROI

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by Riker1969, Jun 21, 2011.


  1. Hi-I posted this in opinion but I think it really belongs here

    Hi there. I teach in the Republic of Ireland. At present our
    Governmentt is proposing to move our Junior certificate exam (which you
    take in about 9 exams age 15) to a system based on continuous
    assessment. They are also proposing that schools have more power to
    design their own curriculum . At present in the majority of subjects
    -100% of marks are for a terminal exam which you spend three years
    studying for age 12-15. After that comes the Leaving Cert. Much the
    same format but you spend only 2 years and do about 7 subjects. In both
    exams you can study honous or ordinary level.

    We have a
    poorly funded system in Ireland. We dont have teacher assistants and IT
    is a joke. Teachers are well paid-despite two cut backs and our holidays
    are much longer 19 weeks for secondary education.
    Im really interested to hear about how GSCEs are assessed.
     

  2. Hi-I posted this in opinion but I think it really belongs here

    Hi there. I teach in the Republic of Ireland. At present our
    Governmentt is proposing to move our Junior certificate exam (which you
    take in about 9 exams age 15) to a system based on continuous
    assessment. They are also proposing that schools have more power to
    design their own curriculum . At present in the majority of subjects
    -100% of marks are for a terminal exam which you spend three years
    studying for age 12-15. After that comes the Leaving Cert. Much the
    same format but you spend only 2 years and do about 7 subjects. In both
    exams you can study honous or ordinary level.

    We have a
    poorly funded system in Ireland. We dont have teacher assistants and IT
    is a joke. Teachers are well paid-despite two cut backs and our holidays
    are much longer 19 weeks for secondary education.
    Im really interested to hear about how GSCEs are assessed.
     
  3. moscowbore

    moscowbore Occasional commenter

    Is this a joke?

    GCSEs have elements of coursework. Students do the coursework over a period of time and their teacher assesses the coursework. There is usually an exam as well. The coursework mark and the exam mark are combined to produce a grade. Or put another way, the teacher keeps asking the student to change their coursework till its 100% correct and then coaches the student to pass the exam. Thats why I left England.
     

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