As the BBC article below shows, grade inflation is at a halt. We've seen lots of applicants this year missing their offers but still getting a place as this impacts on UCAS applications.
What do you think about the change in grades awarded this year? Has this affected you?(Original post by BBC News)
There has been a fall in the proportion of A-levels awarded top grades for the second year in a row, after years of steady increases.
Just over a quarter of exam entries - 26.3% - were given A or A* grades, a slight fall on 2012's figure of 26.6%.
Previously, the proportion getting top grades had risen year on year.
More than 300,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are finding out their A-level results, as universities compete to attract them.
The national breakdown of results shows the overall pass rate rose marginally - to 98.1%. It has been rising for about 30 years.
Dip in A Level grades - what do you think? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-08-2013 13:01
- TSR Support Team
- 15-08-2013 18:23
Pleased to hear the universities are being flexible in their entry requirements. I can only imagine this will get worse next year when Jan exams go.
- 15-08-2013 18:27
I think theyre marking far too harshly to be honest, across the board, Head of English at a respected uni has even said it to me.
I think youll find so many B's and C's this year.
I think exams falling into the pit of technique rather than knowledge is fueling this aswell.Last edited by Apocrypha; 15-08-2013 at 18:28.