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Why is the 40% rule a good idea?

Discussion in 'Science' started by AndyCymro, May 19, 2011.

  1. It seems to make things very complicated. If the resit culture is to die a death fine, but would it not be better to just say one resit and that's it rather than have a complicated rule that demotivates children who want to try to get better?
     
  2. It seems to make things very complicated. If the resit culture is to die a death fine, but would it not be better to just say one resit and that's it rather than have a complicated rule that demotivates children who want to try to get better?
     
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    How many kids are motivated by the resit compared to how many take their foot off the gas because they know that if they don't do well they can re-sit?
     
  4. I am really not happy about the 40% rule. It stops schools doing early entry gcses, but that puts science at a massive disadvantage.
     
  5. It is complicated but there are ways around it. We will still be doing early entries, but it will not be in the first year. The 40% rule could be coursework (25%) and exam (35%) it doesn't have to be the terminal paper. Although there is not much flexibility in the first year until exams have been released. Also if you certify, then the wipes the slate clean on resits anyway.
     

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