As a result of wide scale opposition - from Tory MPs to the National Education Union; not to mention the spontaneous protests by young people - the Westminster government, fearing another fiasco when GCSE results are published on Thursday, has followed its more astute Scottish counterparts and will allow A-level grades to be based on … Continue reading Exam grades ‘U-turn’. Why can’t we have teacher assessment all of the time?
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Exam grade ‘mess’ – Gove’s legacy lives on.
With their students unable to take A-level and GCSE exams this year, schools and colleges were asked ‘to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believed a student would have achieved’. This meant 'providing a full range of available evidence when they graded students - including non-exam … Continue reading Exam grade ‘mess’ – Gove’s legacy lives on.