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    Thought this was an interesting read:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...-a7861586.html

    It just shows that after all the work done and money spent people still do not understand the system.

    "Research undertaken by Ofqual last year suggested the vast majority of students, parents and professionals felt confused about the new grading system, with many left uncertain about the value of the grades compared with the traditional system."
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    Sounds reasonable. It is a bit bizarre. Students will be judged on getting a 4 or above for a good pass yet schools will be judged on the number of 5 and above marks.
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    This demonstrates hey we need to privatise the education system. Take the wasteful incompetence government out of the equation and return control to the market. There is a reason why private schools produce a superior class of person.
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    Don't fix what isn't broken.
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    (Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
    This demonstrates hey we need to privatise the education system. Take the wasteful incompetence government out of the equation and return control to the market. There is a reason why private schools produce a superior class of person.
    Oh for gods sake, shut up
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    (Original post by Whiskey&Freedom)
    This demonstrates hey we need to privatise the education system. Take the wasteful incompetence government out of the equation and return control to the market. There is a reason why private schools produce a superior class of person.
    You realise private schools sit the exact same exams as those who attend state schools, right?
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    I suppose it's somewhat inevitable that there will be confusion with any changes to a relatively long standing system.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    You realise private schools sit the exact same exams as those who attend state schools, right?
    Wrong. They have the option of IGCSEs which continue to use letter grades.

    The GCSEs in Wales and Northern Ireland continue to use letter grades because they are not subject to Michael Gove's reforms.

    Now, we are in for some confusion...
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Wrong. They have the option of IGCSEs which continue to use letter grades.

    The GCSEs in Wales and Northern Ireland continue to use letter grades because they are not subject to Michael Gove's reforms.

    Now, we are in for some confusion...
    State schools can enter people into IGCSE exams too... I sat IGCSE English Language...
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    (Original post by Arran90)
    Wrong. They have the option of IGCSEs which continue to use letter grades.

    The GCSEs in Wales and Northern Ireland continue to use letter grades because they are not subject to Michael Gove's reforms.

    Now, we are in for some confusion...
    Alright I think I am wrong on this then. Looks like I got lucky and sat IGCSE Eng Lang before these *****y reforms.
 
 
 
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