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The alevel in 2020 is just a mess. I wonder there would be some bias on giving out the CAG grades by the school to the board. I noted that some schools are giving out the grades so strictly and doesn’t reflect the most realistic performance of the students. Although the new grading system using CAG might help many of you getting into universities, but still some people couldn’t make it because of getting a bad CAG. Should the CAG be reconsidered and a boundary for this should be made?
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They have to allow CAG appeals as often those of colour are more likely to be under-predicted.
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The alevel in 2020 is just a mess. I wonder there would be some bias on giving out the CAG grades by the school to the board. I noted that some schools are giving out the grades so strictly and doesn’t reflect the most realistic performance of the students. Although the new grading system using CAG might help many of you getting into universities, but still some people couldn’t make it because of getting a bad CAG. Should the CAG be reconsidered and a boundary for this should be made?
My CAG is biased, all the students such as head girl, head boy, etc have 3 A stars, felt like the rest of us left as numbers to spread out grades to fit cohort
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(Original post by huuuuuuuuguagua)
The alevel in 2020 is just a mess. I wonder there would be some bias on giving out the CAG grades by the school to the board. I noted that some schools are giving out the grades so strictly and doesn’t reflect the most realistic performance of the students. Although the new grading system using CAG might help many of you getting into universities, but still some people couldn’t make it because of getting a bad CAG. Should the CAG be reconsidered and a boundary for this should be made?
This is why everyone should be given A* for everything. This is the only thing that will make people happy.
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This is why everyone should be given A* for everything. This is the only thing that will make people happy.
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https://petition.parliament.uk/signa...0412872/signed
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(Original post by huuuuuuuuguagua)
The alevel in 2020 is just a mess. I wonder there would be some bias on giving out the CAG grades by the school to the board. I noted that some schools are giving out the grades so strictly and doesn’t reflect the most realistic performance of the students. Although the new grading system using CAG might help many of you getting into universities, but still some people couldn’t make it because of getting a bad CAG. Should the CAG be reconsidered and a boundary for this should be made?
I had an A in my maths mock in March and somehow found out my CAG was a C which was basically my original target and Did not take into account my ability and hard work in the subject, teachers just went with targets, other colleges did not do this and teachers were more generous, not fair as a grade in one college is not the same as in another college as no standardisation, feel this issue is going to surface and get bigger
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I had an A in my maths mock in March and somehow found out my CAG was a C which was basically my original target and Did not take into account my ability and hard work in the subject, teachers just went with targets, other colleges did not do this and teachers were more generous, not fair as a grade in one college is not the same as in another college as no standardisation, feel this issue is going to surface and get bigger
Can anyone make a petition for this!!!???
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I had an A in my maths mock in March and somehow found out my CAG was a C which was basically my original target and Did not take into account my ability and hard work in the subject, teachers just went with targets, other colleges did not do this and teachers were more generous, not fair as a grade in one college is not the same as in another college as no standardisation, feel this issue is going to surface and get bigger
I agree my school took my recent mock exam and thought I would not improve and other students would?
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Can anyone make a petition for this!!!???
Petition for what? What do you suggest is done?
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Petition for Exams is Jan! Give us a chance
Petition for Equality in the class of 2020! All exams or no exams !
Petition for easy quick independent appeals process before exams take place.!
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Petition for what? What do you suggest is done?
Challenge the CAG mocks should count as originally mentioned in triple lock this needs to happen
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Petition for Exams is Jan! Give us a chance
Petition for Equality in the class of 2020! All exams or no exams !
Petition for easy quick independent appeals process before exams take place.!
My child was underpredicted by her sixthform, so that they could squeeze their favourites, Oxbridge candidates and medic applicants, the rest were allocated B etc, The sixth form, as usual, was playing very safe so that the above categories were not downgraded. I am happy that many children were given benefit of doubt by their teachers over the country and there will be many winners who may not have performed in exams as well as the grades given. The government should also remember that teachers can underpredict too.
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My child was underpredicted by her sixthform, so that they could squeeze their favourites, Oxbridge candidates and medic applicants, the rest were allocated B etc, The sixth form, as usual, was playing very safe so that the above categories were not downgraded. I am happy that many children were given benefit of doubt by their teachers over the country and there will be many winners who may not have performed in exams as well as the grades given. The government should also remember that teachers can underpredict too.
I agree I had an A in my mock in March and then ended up with my original
Target as my CAG from the start of course, C,,,,teacher did not predict accurately this is happening to thousands of students we need to appeal.
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My child was underpredicted by her sixthform, so that they could squeeze their favourites, Oxbridge candidates and medic applicants, the rest were allocated B etc, The sixth form, as usual, was playing very safe so that the above categories were not downgraded. I am happy that many children were given benefit of doubt by their teachers over the country and there will be many winners who may not have performed in exams as well as the grades given. The government should also remember that teachers can underpredict too.
This is exactly what has happen to me, I have evidence of this and will they listen?
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APPEALS

1. Ask your school - only you can do this for a ‘subject access request’ to get all the information they hold on you - You can make a judgement if your grade is equal and fair.
2. Ask for specific info they used for your CAG
3. Ask for your rank

This is info you ask for and whilst the school does not want you to have it is personal data on you and the law says it is your right to access it. Asses this objectively and you will see if you have a case. This is step one, you may be surprised at the data
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I agree my school took my recent mock exam and thought I would not improve and other students would?
Same Here. I got an A in GCSE further maths, I got an A UCAS predicted maths, and I got an A in my March mock exam for maths. But then in May got a teacher assessed CAG B for maths. So my school assumed for whatever reason I was going to get worse than my proven past record? How does that make sense?
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know what you mean my son was top in the school for computer science yet he was given an A so if the top boy couldn't get the A* then who did.
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I think you will have to have strong evidence.
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Ask for your info and you should make a fair judgement to be fair to you and the school.
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