Have your say: Schools should tell students their teacher-predicted gradesWatch
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Young people deserve to have their hard work assessed on merit, but the system risks baking in inequality and doing the most harm to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those from ethnic minority groups and those with special educational needs and disabilities.
I don't think schools should share CAGs with students and I don't think Universities should take them into account. This post from Peterhouse admissions sums it up pretty well:
The reason why we are not taking schools' approaches into account is because some schools are more likely to approach us than others. We do not wish students to be impacted by the willingness or reluctance of their school or of individual teachers to get in touch with us. We see this type of approach in 'standard' years with Extenuating Circumstances: some schools will contact us about trivial matters 'just in case', where others do not. Nor do we wish to receive school rankings: again, some schools are more likely to send these than others, on the basis that they may 'help' their students. By giving a blanket policy on them, we are making it clear that we do not wish to receive this information and that we will not take it into account.
It's also worth noting that because schools will have given CAGs on different grounds, students from harsher schools would be disadvantaged compared to more generous schools.
Schools shouldn't share them with students because it simply doesn't matter. You got the grade you got, not much you can do about it now but resits.
Although the Autumn series isn't a resit
I wouldn’t like to personally, but it would be interesting to see if my geography teacher would give my a 6 as usual when all my grades are 9s Do report grades count as evidence, even if they don’t line up with my actual grades I’m getting on mocks etc.?
I realise I’m just spiralling into waffle territory now
Would school report grades be considered as something that could be used for teacher assessment for our actual grades? My predicted grades on these are always much lower than I am actually getting, as my school is quite cautious on them.
Acht, I'm older, but it's seeing kids exclaim in outrage 'THEY WON'T DARE THROW A GENERATION ON THE SCRAP HEAP!" ...and resisting telling them that they've thrown generations straight down the toilet for a lot less and pretty damn often. (Standard grades, YTS, Skillseekers ect)
Having worked in a school for 9years I am appalled that Scotland have upgraded results!!! Especially as I know teachers over grade predictikns and at least 90% of the estimated grades are always higher and give students a false sense that they are are that level. Over all they are always over graded so I am disgusted that Svotland have upgraded results. Also this crsp about being down graded because they live in a not so affluent area is a bunch of bollix too!! Yes I am mad as hell the kids should be made to sit exams at Christmas. Get over it and get on with it!!!