Schools were given a clear directive this year that they need to tell students “where the marks are coming from, what those marks mean and just don’t tell them their final grade or you’ll be in trouble.” As a result of this approach, there is hope that fewer appeals will happen. Despite being open about everything with your grades on report cards and exams etc., it’s bound to still have many unhappy kids who want more time for an appeal because they feel as if something went wrong during testing.
After 2020’s grading fiasco, ‘algorithm’ has become a bit of a dirty word in education. Mention the idea of using an algorithm anywhere in the grading process, and you’ll have panicked parents demanding answers. But… Algorithms aren’t the enemy. Here’s why. An algorithm is a set of explicit instructions for completing a task. That’s it….
There are two vital ingredients to success at GCSE. The ‘Why’ and the ‘How’.
Here’s why they’re so important to put together.
The proposed alternative to ‘exams’ this year is seriously problematic. Here’s why.
First let me state for the record that there’s no easy answer. Nothing is going to be able to fairly ‘grade’ students and take into account the different experiences they’ve had this year of education and keep everyone happy.
What Gavin Williamson has asked of Ofqual is an impossible task.
Clare Josa is considered the UK’s leading authority on Imposter Syndrome, having spent nearly 20 years specialising in the field, including publishing the landmark 2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study and her new book: Ditching Imposter Syndrome, which already has readers in over 30 countries. She is the author of eight books and has been interviewed by…
Wondering how Centre Assessed Grades were decided by schools? We asked Matt, an Assistant Head, about the process his school went through.
This is a gentle reminder.
You can’t change their results by worrying about them. Neither can they.
Social media is already flooded with memes about suddenly waking up to find out you’re now a homeschool teacher. Here are our top tips for surviving until schools reopen! Be realistic. If your child was at school, they would NOT be spending from 9am to 3pm learning solidly. There’s the time they spend switching classrooms…
It’s ‘mocks’ season for most students right now.
As a general rule, student won’t be happy with their mock results.
So, following our post about the new 9-1 grading system, one of our members asked about target grades. Where exactly do they come from??