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    Interestingly I am surprised by this as well! I went to help at my old college and it seems like a lot more this year! Sorry I didn't really add answer your question though haha
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    this:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37107004
    suggests it hasnt really declined too much
    but the new a level thing i think has contributed to this
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
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    1.9% failure rate seems pretty low to me.
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    A lot of new specifications started in September. That was the case for Psychology.

    It was new to teachers, in that the assessment objectives had changed, new exam layouts, there was limited past/practice papers to use with students and limited resources because everything is new and nowhere to really ask questions.
    Some teachers were teaching old and new specification at the same time.
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    New specification teething troubles would be my guess
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    Yeah I was getting As in the old OCR spec papers for bio AS and got a D in the new spec
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    all of this smartphone business and Pokymon games cannot have helped
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    I thought the failure rate had stabilised
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    Lets just be honest here, the education system in this country doesn't push students to do well at all.
    Compare that to say China where they don't believe in failure and every child has the potential to get top grades and children are put into mixed ability classes. In England however, if you're in the bottom set at school or you some how are born into parents that don't value education then you're stuck because even your school will put you in the lower sets and they will not have any high expectations of you either.
 
 
 
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