The Exam Situation

1finny

Well-known member
#1
Clearly pretty hard for all those involved - including those trying to get an element of ‘fairness’.
All solutions are fraught with pros and cons as, indeed, is a traditional ‘exam’ situation.

Some observations:
* Yet again we have a split in approach between England and Scotland which just can’t be right.
* I heard Gavin Williamson correct himself on TV this morning. He started to say something like ‘we have consulted widely....’ before saying
’Ofcom have consulted widely and we are taking their guidance’. Seems to be a theme emerging with our government where they are keen to take no accountability.
* The positive spin is that 97% of students will get a grade either in line with or A difference of 1 v expected. Not great if they are 1 grade below and they miss their Uni spot.
 

davidmills

Active member
#2
absolute shambles
can you imagine the outcry there would have been if it was the other way round with Scottish grades lowered and English grades kept the same.
 

WindyNook

Well-known member
#9
That looks like it came from the school it is not an official exam board document.
But it highlights the bias in the results. This would not have happened in leafy suburbia darn sarf
 
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Lefty

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#10
One of my sons friends has been getting B’s and C’s at a college that likes to err on the low side and she has been given two D’s and a U.

The D’s are bad enough but a F***ing U? Why are they giving anyone a U ffs!

She’s devastated. Lovely girl, pleasant, hard working. Does extra stuff like Duke Of Edinburgh.
 

BoroBen92

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#11
One of my sons friends has been getting B’s and C’s at a college that likes to err on the low side and she has been given two D’s and a U.

The D’s are bad enough but a F***ing U? Why are they giving anyone a U ffs!

She’s devastated. Lovely girl, pleasant, hard working. Does extra stuff like Duke Of Edinburgh.
Did she get two D's and a U in her mocks?
Can surely appeal if not, if she's in England.
 

1finny

Well-known member
#15
One of my sons friends has been getting B’s and C’s at a college that likes to err on the low side and she has been given two D’s and a U.

The D’s are bad enough but a F***ing U? Why are they giving anyone a U ffs!

She’s devastated. Lovely girl, pleasant, hard working. Does extra stuff like Duke Of Edinburgh.
That’s just awful Lefty
 

Keelo

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#18
this government stumbles magnificently from one almighty disaster to another...it's incredible even the thickest of the Tory apologists can find an ounce of comfort being lorded over by pure unadulterated incompetence...
They knew this was going to be a problem and still not a word from our glorious leader...
 
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