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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 06 Aug 21 6.14am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

This may already be a thread so merge if needed.
Unis are now contemplating entrance exams to sort the wheat from the chaf on entrance levels.
Teachers grading their own students was never a good idea and hmg using an independent body right back last year seems now to have been the better of two evils.
A few were miss marked and an appeals process was available but bottom line the woke won and now 1000s of students are going to be even more in the dark.
Not the best synopsis but the gist is there I hope.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 06 Aug 21 6.35am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I read something in the last 24hours about 'record exam grades'. Successive Governments have fcked the state education system, under the banner of 'progression', and now Covid has exposed some major deficiencies.
A question leading from Cryst's comments would be, "Is it any wiser to let Universities set entrance exams, when these institutions are financed by numbers through the door ?"

There is no ideal solution, unfortunately.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 06 Aug 21 8.33am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I have two kids, one waiting for her A level results ( to claim her place at Uni) & a son waiting for GCSE results to claim his place in 6th form-
Both are due next week(10th & 12th August respectively)my guess is if they get the grades that they want / need they will be pretty miffed if they suddenly find that they have to sit additional exams to proceed, however if they dont get them then they will probably be grateful for another chance.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 06 Aug 21 2.12pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

The question will then become: what rubbish will be in the entrance exams?
No one's allowed to be intelligent these days, unless lecturing us on BBC about our poor political, social or lifestyle choices.

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Online Flag Croydon 06 Aug 21 3.48pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

'In examinations, the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer'.

Wilde.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 06 Aug 21 3.55pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

'In examinations, the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer'.

Wilde.

Ha, very true.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Aug 21 6.30pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Prometric testing is the future

 


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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 07 Aug 21 5.47pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Pro metric testing is the future


Still prefer Imperial myself, so I suppose that's a fail then?

 


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View grumpymort's Profile grumpymort Flag UK/Thailand 07 Aug 21 7.33pm Send a Private Message to grumpymort Add grumpymort as a friend

A lot of Unis have been doing this for years asking people to take test exam before it's not new.

I don't see what the issue is if the students are as skilled as the grades claim they should have no problems.

A lot of youngsters got a easy ride with the teachers grading them it should of never happened if uni students could of continued to study using distance learning so could these children.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 07 Aug 21 9.17pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by grumpymort

A lot of Unis have been doing this for years asking people to take test exam before it's not new.

I don't see what the issue is if the students are as skilled as the grades claim they should have no problems.

A lot of youngsters got a easy ride with the teachers grading them it should of never happened if uni students could of continued to study using distance learning so could these children.

Well for once we agree grumpy. I still think the original results last year were probably more accurate of the students ability. It was then politicised so was stopped for teachers to call it. No teacher will downgrade their protiges so we are were we are.
As for home learning; lazy parents and wanting free stuff created another issue.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 11 Aug 21 12.16am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

If you think Gavin Williamson is not fit for purpose give yourself an A*, it's been a trying year.

 


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When conceited septuagenarians opine , best to ignore.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 11 Aug 21 8.54am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Grade Inflation

I feel sorry for the real high achievers.

My friend has twins they both got top marks in their A levels. They are hard working smart young people who got A's for all of their GCSE exams 2 years ago.

I have no doubt that their scores are accurate and they are both off to university however it is a pity that people like them are lumped in with the undeserving.

A levels have become a joke and do no favours to those sitting them.

 


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