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From a year 14 feeling hopeless (I'm retaking year 13). Cag's were trash for me, hoping to prove myself in the exam
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i hope so
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Year 14??!
Retaking year 13 or 1st year of uni or are there countries with a year 14 🤯
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I really doubt they will cancel exams again, it will literally be a waste of another year!!! I really hope they adjust the exams though!
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From a year 14 feeling hopeless
Let's hope not, given that it has been demonstrated that public pressure leads to awarding undeservedly high grades.
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Year 14??!
Retaking year 13 or 1st year of uni or are there countries with a year 14 🤯
Nah they’re probably just retaking y13
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I really hope they adjust the exams though!
In what way?
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i hope so
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Year 14??!
Retaking year 13 or 1st year of uni or are there countries with a year 14 🤯
I sometimes say year 14 to mean gap year
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If they cancel it there is likely to be a backlog of applicants not only from 2020 but 2021 so it could all build up
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In what way?
More optional questions so that there's less content that you need to learn; and to account for the fact different schools teach the course in different orders, etc.
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Year 14? I would hope not but we won't get any concrete answers until next year.
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I think my photography exam has already been cancelled- instead we are only having coursework 🧐
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Let's hope not, given that it has been demonstrated that public pressure leads to awarding undeservedly high grades.
Or an incapable government awarding undeservedly low grades to students coming from a low socioeconomic background
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Or an incapable government awarding undeservedly low grades to students coming from a low socioeconomic background
I don't believe that. The government didn't write the correction algorithm either.
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Let's hope not, given that it has been demonstrated that public pressure leads to awarding undeservedly high grades.
Well an algorithm that decided that no one from certain schools was going to get an A* regardless of how clever they are or how hard they worked might have had a bit of a problem tbh.

Imo should have rented out the largest rooms available and done the exams in shifts if necessary.
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More optional questions so that there's less content that you need to learn; and to account for the fact different schools teach the course in different orders, etc.
Wouldn't that devalue the qualifications, and cause (yet more) issues for universities?
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I don't believe that. The government didn't write the correction algorithm either.
What don’t you believe?
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It's weird though people think the algorithm worked because it was based off past data, when classes under the size of (5 or 15 i can't remember lol) got their teacher predicted grades and everyone else got grades altered by the algorithm. I think usually private schools have smaller class sizes so were less likely to be affected by downgrading so this was blatant classism from our government
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Well an algorithm that decided that no one from certain schools was going to get an A* regardless of how clever they are or how hard they worked might have had a bit of a problem tbh.

Imo should have rented out the largest rooms available and done the exams in shifts if necessary.
Agreed. However, the corrected grades were, on average, fairer - just look at the percentage of A* and A grades awarded by CAGs. It's a mess.

IMO, exams should have been held, or public pressure to switch to CAGs resisted. There were problems with the corrected grades, for which a system of individual assessment should have been put in place. Instead, we've just over-awarded for schools with optimistic predicted grades, encouraging this disruptive behaviour.
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