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

The responsibility of universities and the A- Level results scandal

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

So now the fall-out from the response to the fall out starts. Attention has moved from our concern about the impact of last week’s grading debacle on students to how it will affect Universities. Universities are now being presented as the new victims. They had no choice but to offer places to those who met… Continue reading The responsibility of universities and the A- Level results scandal

A message for those getting A Level Results

I wanted, as usual, to write something specifically for those of you getting GCSE and A-Level results over the next couple of weeks. This year’s results will be unusual due to COVID-19, determined not by final exams but by a mixture of previous work, teacher judgement and algorithms.  I understand that for many this will… Continue reading A message for those getting A Level Results