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Yes –  you did read this headline correctly.

In an interview with the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Isabel Nisbet, chief executive of Ofqual she said that there had been a “collective falling short of the standards that young people and teachers have a right to expect”.

The Ofqual chief also stated ”

“More work is needed to toughen up the qualification and rectify inconsistent standards between exam boards.”
The higher number of entries for the science exams has been matched by a reduction in the standards required to achieve a passing grade. Is this just another example of the educators wiping the eye of parents and employers?

6 marks for a C Grade in GCSE Science

Revisit this site for news of the Los Angeles Times publication of individual teachers effectiveness and the reaction from a profession so frightened by accountability that their unions have started a proactive campaign to undermine the statistical methods employed.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/tougher-gcse-science-papers-call-14926146.html

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