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Should not be surprising.

Did anyone expect predicted grades for this year would be below last year's? Absolutely not

Students with lower-than-expected predicted grades would be appealing for higher grades on the grounds of COVID-19 & interruption to studies (with their parents), and teachers will likely to be sympathetic. Historic performance can always be rounded up.
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Here are two links that might be of interest: https://inews.co.uk/news/education/g...england-450236, and also this blog https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2020/06/18/ha...et-up-to-fail/
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Grades usually go up, in normal years because exam bodies set grade boundaries after they get many results.
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Grades usually go up, in normal years because exam bodies set grade boundaries after they get many results.
After years of persistent grade inflation, grades have remained fairly steady for the past few years but this year's (potential) increase is significantly greater than any previous one.
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Grades usually go up, in normal years because exam bodies set grade boundaries after they get many results.
I'm not sure about grades going up - that's 'grade inflation', and ever since about 2010, when Michael Gove was Minister of Education, with Dominic Cummings as his special advisor, 'grade inflation' has been a big no-no. That's exactly what Ofqual does: to 'advise' the exam boards where to put the grade boundaries so grades stay more-or-less the same every year. The numbers for A level all here http://www.bstubbs.co.uk/a-lev.htm and for GCSE here http://www.bstubbs.co.uk/gcse.htm - look at any subject, and see what has happened since about 2010/11/12...
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This article appeared in The Guardian today (Saturday 20 June) https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...grades-system?
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This petition is really worth signing - please do, and circulate it as widely as possible.

https://www.change.org/p/ofqual-revi...olfQLE-lFEbVsc
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