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5 A*-C including English and Maths?

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On 20 Aug 2015 at 6:54pm 8 miles from home wrote:
Not many Head Teachers locally (Priory, Chailey, Seahaven, Seaford and Ringmer) announcing their results on The Argus GCSE web feed. I have a feeling results have dipped from last year. Am I correct?
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 7:28pm bastian wrote:
They are bound to have dropped because the government intervened and have not allowed the entry of two subjects in one year to happen, so it is either english literature OR language, Maths OR statistics, not both if your kid was up for it. It will look poor on their tables but so what, are the kids happy? isn't that more important?
 
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 8:54pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
The results are still massively higher than they were in 1980, when I did my 'O'levels. I can only conclude that all young people are much cleverer now.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 9:02pm convenient wrote:
or that the pass rate required percentages are lower therefore making higher grades more likely therefore making schools look like they're performing better ?
Bastian for once I find myself agreeing with you ... its more important that kids are happy than that they stress about over/under achieving to impress their patents and teachers .
 
 
On 29 Aug 2015 at 10:27am Pearliegirliestar wrote:
Dear Earl of Lewes, the reason the pass rate is higher now is not because the youngsters are cleverer but because they are allowed to pass, when we were kids they only allowed the top 15% to get an A, then 20% a B etc etc etc . Now if you answer all the questions right you get an A, simples. When there were O levels you get get 1 mark less than your mate and get a B where he got an A, or 2 marks less and get C. It was a flawed system. However, I have also looked at O level papers compared to GCSE papers and yes, they are altogether easier.
Kind regards, Pearliegirliestar.


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