Don’t blame the teachers for grade inflation

For the second year running, GCSE and A-Level results are not being determined by external exams.  Due to coronavirus disruption different methods have been used. Teachers were asked to grade students based on evidence available to them.  This might include work previously submitted and a range of assessments set under exam conditions at the end… Continue reading Don’t blame the teachers for grade inflation

Cancelling exams will not level up

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One of my big questions about the new lockdown concerned the thinking of the Government in cancelling exams this summer. Last May/June, it was obvious why exams were cancelled, we were in the middle of lockdown and so it was theoretically unsafe to run the exams. I say “theoretically” because there were people who argued… Continue reading Cancelling exams will not level up

The A Level Results scandal – a moral issue

I have written already about some aspects of the A Level results fiasco.  So far I’ve written about the political fall out and the technical and administrative errors.  It is important when we consider things that we think through all the implications. However, central to the scandal is a moral issue. The moral issue is… Continue reading The A Level Results scandal – a moral issue