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Just curious as to if anyone knows if anyone will be getting a U this year as that doesn't really seem fair to fail someone without actually doing a test.
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The idea is the same percentage of people will get a U as previous years. I agree it’s slightly unfair, but the whole system is. Everyone’s grades are being given to them without actually doing a test.
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The worst thing about this year is that even if you get a deserved A*, people will always see your year as 2020 and think that it’s just some fake grade that you were predicted.

It’s awful and I don’t envy any of you. I’m in the year below and would be gutted to be in your shoes. I just hope that most people, this time next year, are happy in whatever place they find themselves, planned or not...

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Not in my sixth form at least. We've had 0 U's for a like 2 years so I doubt it. But I think it's perfectly fair just like some will have to fail GCSE. If you've failed every test in 6th form it is not really unfair if you finish of with fail. If you have got Us consistently and definitely not got close to anything else then sorry to say but your work up until that point was U worthy.You can always sit the exams in Autumn worse case scenario. But they have to base it off of what you have been getting so far. I don't know what else people expect.
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The idea is the same percentage of people will get a U as previous years. I agree it’s slightly unfair, but the whole system is. Everyone’s grades are being given to them without actually doing a test.
Yeah totally agree but failing someone without giving them a chance doesn't seem right.
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Yeah totally agree but failing someone without giving them a chance doesn't seem right.
Look at it this way. The way the system works someone always has to fail. A certain percentage fail each year. Its not a exclusive concept to 2020.

Mr Salles was talking about it on YouTube. Someone is doomed to fail because there is no fixed level of compentacy to pass its all percentages.
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Yeah totally agree but failing someone without giving them a chance doesn't seem right.
To be fair if someone were given a U they'd have been consistently performing at a very low level (their CAG would have most likely been a E or D at best) - they would have to have done an absolutely monumental amount of work to pull that around as late as March.

Regardless - the percentage getting a U is very small, like 2%ish.
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Not in my sixth form at least. We've had 0 U's for a like 2 years so I doubt it. But I think it's perfectly fair just like some will have to fail GCSE. If you've failed every test in 6th form it is not really unfair if you finish of with fail. If you have got Us consistently and definitely not got close to anything else then sorry to say but your work up until that point was U worthy.You can always sit the exams in Autumn worse case scenario. But they have to base it off of what you have been getting so far. I don't know what else people expect.
Yeah that is true I suppose but I saw a Scottish girl on the news just now who said she got a fail in her French although she was hoping for a C/D. Just hope people who don't deserve to fail get U's just for percentages.
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Look at it this way. The way the system works someone always has to fail. A certain percentage fail each year. Its not a exclusive concept to 2020.

Mr Salles was talking about it on YouTube. Someone is doomed to fail because there is no fixed level of compentacy to pass its all percentages.
Thanks I'll have a watch
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I think the whole system should be reformed
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I think the whole system should be reformed
Yh theres really no fair way to do it this year. Some will get higher than they deserve and some will get lower, I just hope I'm not the latter.
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Yh theres really no fair way to do it this year. Some will get higher than they deserve and some will get lower, I just hope I'm not the latter.
Not even just this year. It is like that every year. only 50-60% of English grades are correct. We don't even know what grade anyone really deserves.

take a look:

https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2019/01/15/1-...s-this-matter/
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