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GCSE Results 2006
23-08-2006, 05:43 PM
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GCSE Results 2006

Well, GCSE results were released to schools today, and I woke up at 5, got up and went to work and the blummin server wasn't working so I couldn't download them. Sat and waited till 9 o'clock when the helpdesk opened, they fixed the problem, downloaded our results, then found that all the marks for Maths & Drama were incomplete so all our students got Us in those two subjects.

Phoned the exam board, they can't help us till tomorrow, when results are officially released, fended off hundreds of phone calls from interested busybodies, had panicked summit meeting with the head cos our figures were awful because of the errors.

Decided to start on the Key Stage 3 english results, went to the download site to get them, was greeted with a message saying KS3 english results will be available to download from today....waited..no results. No-one answering the phones....:wallbash: .

Had further panicked summit meeting, phoned other schools in the borough, same problem, fended off desperate members of staff who wanted our over-all figures which I couldn't give cos they were so bad. Had condemned man fag break with head, decided to take the phone off the hook and go home till tomorrow.:pimp:

So tomorrow I have 180 kids turning up at 10 to get the wrong results, several bigwigs from the borough baying for my blood, plus assorted Heads of Deptartment who know where I live, banging on my door.

Also, now have to write a 72 page analysis of said results in a week, and we're running a day late already.

Not, I repeat NOT a good day. :evilmad:


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23-08-2006, 06:47 PM
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Still, there's always Ponx and Simon. Smile
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23-08-2006, 07:40 PM
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Not won anything yet Pats? :nerd:


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23-08-2006, 09:36 PM
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Yeah but you've had a nice long holiday!!!!



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24-08-2006, 11:58 AM
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floopy Wrote:Not won anything yet Pats? :nerd:

I've soooo got your number, missus, just not as much time on my hands, obviously. :glare:
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25-08-2006, 07:46 AM
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Oooooooh, you tell HER Patricia Jane!!! Don't back down now!!:sun:

I guess I'm Cornish...:unsure:
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25-08-2006, 11:48 AM
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Yay...Slipper jnr Nr 2 got an A in the GCSE he took early. He also took another one early but that one's results come out in February.

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25-08-2006, 12:52 PM
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A GCSE Grade A is the equivalent of the old CSE Grade 2, right?




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25-08-2006, 05:02 PM
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I really don't want to take anything away from anyone or their kids' great achievements, but I heard something the other day and floops, you may be able to confirm or refute this.

Apparently, the way they mark the GCSEs is that they take the overall grade achieved in an exam throughout the country and say the maximum percentage achieved was 70%, then if you achieve that 70% you achieve an A*. Is that right?
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25-08-2006, 05:42 PM
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Not as far as I'm aware Pats. All exam boards operate differently, of course, but all are regulated by the National Assessment Agency, who are firmly against any practice of that kind.

AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and OCR, the ones I deal with, all publish their mark schemes with the students results. So, say for maths, the exam consists of 2 written papers and a coursework submission. Each paper and the coursework are marked out of a total number of pre-assigned points - coursework is out of, say, 80, paper 1 is out of 120 and paper 2 is out of 100. Your grade is determined by the total marks you score in all three areas, out of a total possible 300 points.

Because of the very short time frame involved in getting papers back from external markers all over the country, undergoing moderation,& then getting results processed and issued, I'd say it would be more or less impossible to wait to award a grade until all papers were marked and received. The only viable option is to have a pre-ordained mark scheme whereby you got an A if you got over so many marks, however many other people got the same.

The only real way exam boards can manipulate results is by the setting of the paper, and how easy/difficult they chose to make it. Maths and English were clearly on the agenda this year, and all our maths teachers noticed that the higher maths paper (the one where you can't get less than a C) was incredibly easy, which you might say was an attempt to increase the higher end grades in maths.

Not that it worked, mind you, cos the maths results nationally this year were poo :smartie:


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