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WJEC Higher or foundation?

Discussion in 'English' started by coolpinkbarbie, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. coolpinkbarbie

    coolpinkbarbie New commenter

    Hi All

    I am a HOD and the school I now work in use WJEC for English language. I am just looking at entries and am concerned I don't know the papers well enough to make a decision for our C/D borderline students as to whether they should sit higher or foundation. I am confident to make this call on AQA or Cambridge IGCSE but not on WJEC.

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. MissHallEnglish

    MissHallEnglish Occasional commenter Forum guide and community helper


    I'm assistant subject leader so ultimately, I don't have the final say on entries...
    I currently teach set 5 of 6.

    I've got some students who are capable for HT entry the reading paper. We suggest to students that on a HT reading paper they should aim for 6+ points per question to achieve a 'C'. 20-22/40(ish) could be a C on HT. The texts are obviously more difficult to understand.
    In comparison, we suggest 8+ marks per question on a FT reading paper. 30-32/40 on FT for a C. I personally will be submitting all of my class for FT on Unit 2(writing paper).
    Copious amounts of mock and in class data inform these decisions as I'm sure is the case with you too!

    In terms of the Unit 3 (C.A's) we aim for a minimum of 13/20 per piece which previous years would suggest are a top C.

    It's a real gamble with some students but my HoD is trusting in what we believe the capabilities the students have. In terms of results, the mixed tier entries worked out in the favour of students and theyachieved their C.

    Clear as mud?!
    Hope that helps!

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