blacksmokegirl
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
Does anyone think thats the alevel grades given to 2020 students were so unfair compared to those given to 2021. 2020 students were made to do mocks that were much harder than alevel level so they practice for the real thing, so did bad in mocks. Not only that their test was all 2 years of content in one test. whereas for 2021, students only do topic tests and so its a lot less info to learn for each test. I've seen people who repeated from 2020 from getting E's to getting A/A* only because the tests are much easier now? how was that fair to the 2020 graduates. i know girls from 2020 that got As/A* in topic test but got Cs in mocks because it was 2 year content. Now its only topic tests so everyone is doing well. how is that fair in anyway to 2020 graduates?
0
reply
Smouncher
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
I am a 2021 student and I think it has been unfair to both just in different ways. Whilst everything you have said is true, there have been disadvantages for 2021 students. For example, depending on subjects and school, a lot of ours were based solely on those exams, whilst the 2020 students grades were based on their overall performance so it included topic tests etc. Furthermore, our exams were announced months after we had been told by the government that we wouldn’t be doing exams. Also, for the 2020 year group, you were at school for all of year 12 and most of year 13. By the time lockdown was announced most subjects would have finished most of their content and any exams that you did were done before that. Which means that your learning wasn’t actually affected by lockdown (of course the exams were, but the actual learning part wasn’t). For our year, we were in lockdown for just over four months of year 12, and just under three months of year 13, which means most of the content was covered over teams, or we were just sent textbook pages or powerpoints to read.
0
reply
shreya kc
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 month ago
#3
(Original post by Smouncher)
I am a 2021 student and I think it has been unfair to both just in different ways. Whilst everything you have said is true, there have been disadvantages for 2021 students. For example, depending on subjects and school, a lot of ours were based solely on those exams, whilst the 2020 students grades were based on their overall performance so it included topic tests etc. Furthermore, our exams were announced months after we had been told by the government that we wouldn’t be doing exams. Also, for the 2020 year group, you were at school for all of year 12 and most of year 13. By the time lockdown was announced most subjects would have finished most of their content and any exams that you did were done before that. Which means that your learning wasn’t actually affected by lockdown (of course the exams were, but the actual learning part wasn’t). For our year, we were in lockdown for just over four months of year 12, and just under three months of year 13, which means most of the content was covered over teams, or we were just sent textbook pages or powerpoints to read.
I wish that was the case but our grades weren’t chosen via overall everything. In biology I got Bs for every topic test but because in the mock I got C, the teacher just gave me a C. It was horrible. It was announced March and yes maybe we did cover most of the content, but no one took their exams or mocks seriously, whereas 2021 students knew mocks and exams would count
Last edited by shreya kc; 1 month ago
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you feeling about starting university this autumn?

Really excited (57)
22.62%
Excited but a bit nervous (115)
45.63%
Not bothered either way (33)
13.1%
I'm really nervous (47)
18.65%

Watched Threads

View All