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My A level maths teacher always said they would like AQA content and Edexcell marking because they throw marks at you, really lenient marking, but the department didn't like the Edexcell course

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Edexcell is the biggest one so I guess the 'race to the bottom' is real.
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Which exam board are you doing?
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Edexcell is the biggest one so I guess the 'race to the bottom' is real.

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And even boards are all about offering better average grades then the others to sell papers, hence why there should only be 1

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Good for you...
Bahahhaahahh,

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How can anybody find M1 hard, it's basically just "remember SUVAT and you've aced it"
Are you calling for a broken wrist or something? Bc I'm more than capable.

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And even boards are all about offering better average grades then the others to sell papers, hence why there should only be 1

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I agree, personally I think that the IB is better then A-levels and wish I had had the chance to take the IB!!!
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I agree, personally I think that the IB is better then A-levels and wish I had had the chance to take the IB!!!
Of period hatred Gove they really wouldn't want me as education secretary
Bring back O-levels

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Of period hatred Gove they really wouldn't want me as education secretary
Bring back O-levels

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Why? What's the point of just changing the name?
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The correct level of difficulty is somewhere inbetween what they are now and o level. LArge swathes of failing working class kids is NOT a public good.
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Are you calling for a broken wrist or something? Bc I'm more than capable.

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sorry mate
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Having just had a look at last years Edexcell M1, it's just SUVAT, F=ma, F=\mu R and, given you have impulse, J=mv_2-mv_1

And that's being generous. Anything else is GCSE or earlier, as is, tbh, suvat, N2 at the very least, maybe impulse too
Most year 13 further maths students I know really struggle with mechanics (when i heard them talking about it i thought it was about the mathematics of putting car tires on lol) so how you think GCSE students, half of whom genuinely struggle to figure out that when Fatima has 6 balls in a bag and 3 of them are blue then there's 1/2 chance that he takes out a blue ball, are going to do M1 I have no idea.
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The correct level of difficulty is somewhere inbetween what they are now and o level. LArge swathes of failing working class kids is NOT a public good.
You cannot makes things easier to reduce the number of children failing at them, you must make teaching better so children can pass. I had my parents dig out some of their work from when they did A-levels, to my horror I was stumped at the maths, economics, physics and biology questions even though the content had not changed an awful lot.
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Most year 13 further maths students I know really struggle with mechanics (when i heard them talking about it i thought it was about the mathematics of putting car tires on lol) so how you think GCSE students, half of whom genuinely struggle to figure out that when Fatima has 6 balls in a bag and 3 of them are blue then there's 1/2 chance that he takes out a blue ball, are going to do M1 I have no idea.
Newtons second law I believe is in GCSE physics, as is suvat IIRC
by any chance are you from, pardon my crudeness, one of the thick schools?

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The correct level of difficulty is somewhere inbetween what they are now and o level. LArge swathes of failing working class kids is NOT a public good.
What's wrong with people failing?
Are you one of these namby pamby liberal thinkers who believe that outdoor shouldn't be introduced to the concept of failure until they enter the real world?

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Why? What's the point of just changing the name?
The change from O-leveks to GCSEs was more than just a name change, the way grading work was massively changed too, if we were still using o levels I wouldn't be able to ***** about grade inflation

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Whoever actually thought exam board competition was a smart idea needs their mental faculties examined, just sayin'
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Newtons second law I believe is in GCSE physics, as is suvat IIRC
by any chance are you from, pardon my crudeness, one of the thick schools?

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I'm sorry but you are just a bit up yourself aren't you?!
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Newtons second law I believe is in GCSE physics, as is suvat IIRC
by any chance are you from, pardon my crudeness, one of the thick schools?

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SUVAT isn't GCSE F=ma isn't either.

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The change from O-leveks to GCSEs was more than just a name change, the way grading work was massively changed too, if we were still using o levels I wouldn't be able to ***** about grade inflation

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Grade inflation is going to happen anyway. Inflation is a fact of life and everything inflates.
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SUVAT isn't GCSE F=ma isn't either.


Grade inflation is going to happen anyway. Inflation is a fact of life and everything inflates.
I did Suvat at GCSE last year

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SUVAT isn't GCSE F=ma isn't either.


Grade inflation is going to happen anyway. Inflation is a fact of life and everything inflates.
SUVAT is on the Higher Tier Physics 3 paper.
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Newtons second law I believe is in GCSE physics, as is suvat IIRC
by any chance are you from, pardon my crudeness, one of the thick schools?

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No I'm from a very good (but state) school. But i was in the dumb classes. I failed the iq test at the start of school (wrote on the answer paper. I panicked cuz I was intimidated by the whole process) and along with my special educational need (ADD) I got stuck in the bottom sets. To fit in I became one of the bad lads (being a geek in the bottom set of a boy's school isn't an option) so I never really studied at all before A levels and only did well in the few subjects which I enjoyed. Fast forward 2 years and with my new actually smart friends I'm working to get AAA at a level in three difficult subjects.

This experience has taught me the importance of socilaisation in performance and why we have to compromise in difficulty in order to get the kids who will more likely to become disillusioned to focus. If GCSE's were as difficult as you want, then I'd be a manual labourer now.
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