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What Ken Boston says about the stolen and sold AQA and Edexcel papers watch

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    I was just scanning through the Daily Telegraph and saw the interview with Ken Boston, the head of QCA, who said that "the boards have been checking the results of candidates in areas where the papers were for sale and comparing marks with previous scores at AS level and teachers' predictions"

    In my own opinion this is kinda fair, but not completely, because some teachers do understimate students. What do you think?
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    (Original post by Kiril)
    I was just scanning through the Daily Telegraph and saw the interview with Ken Boston, the head of QCA, who said that "the boards have been checking the results of candidates in areas where the papers were for sale and comparing marks with previous scores at AS level and teachers' predictions"

    In my own opinion this is kinda fair, but not completely, because some teachers do understimate students. What do you think?
    I think its probably the best that they can do under the circumstances and I suppose there are also a number of teachers who overestimate students. I think using previous grades is probably going to be fairly accurate.
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    Seems okay by me. The predicted and finals are not often out by more than a grade or so. The cheateing will be obvious when they cet Ds or Cs than an A. If there were allready getting As and Bs then their gain by cheating will be smaller anyway.
    Can't see any other way myself. Indiviudal treatement on a case-by-case basis will occur - I presume and the option of a complaint will remain open, I hope.
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    What about the internet?
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    Ageed that this is the best they can do but it is quite flawed. An example would be that at GCSE i was predicted a C and didnt do very well in alot of the mock exams in Maths.....Yet come the ACTUAL results i ended up getting an A. This was mainly due to my disappointment of the poor results and actual revising ALOT, no cheating involved so pretty much im trying to say it is possible for alot of accusations of cheating being totally wrong and hence seriously messing up alot of people university applications if they ARE accused of cheating when they legitimately did it off their own back.

    They pretty much have to have indisputable evidenece that cheating took place in my opinion and that is pretty hard to do. This could end up as an even bigger enbarrassment for the exam boards if they don't handle it properly, and can't say i have any faith in them to do so.
 
 
 
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