Today’s poll: Are you confident in the standards of marking for GCSEs?

Yesterday we reported claims of problems with the marking of GCSEs affecting the brightest pupils and today there are reports of private schools entering more students than ever for the IGCSE equivalent (albeit for a variety of reasons). Do you think there is a serious issue with marking of GCSEs or are you confident, overall, in the standards?

Are you confident in the standards of marking for GCSEs?

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Comments

  1. CobleyWriter

    SchoolsImprove Once again, the MARKING is fine. It’s the setting of grades boundaries AFTER the marking that is the problem.

  2. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove The issue is not the markers’ ability to mark, it’s the constantly changing goalposts courtesy of the govt/DfE “reforms”

  3. MrJDexter

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove I think it is ability to mark too – had that conversation with a local head of an Indy school

  4. andylutwyche

    MrJDexter SchoolsImprove But this is mainly down to the constant changes and resultant confusion courtesy of DfE. It can’t make it easier

  5. helenreesbidder

    SchoolsImprove It’s not the marking at fault; it’s the pressure applied by Ofqual and constant political interference.

  6. gman148

    SchoolsImprove The marking has been dodgy for ages! Yes the boundaries move but every year I challenge Eng papers & the marks change!!!

  7. helenreesbidder

    andylutwyche MrJDexter SchoolsImprove The same examiners mark GCSE and IGCSE. The latter don’t have Ofqual/DfE interference.

  8. andylutwyche

    helenreesbidder MrJDexter SchoolsImprove That’ll explain it then, why govt trying the bully people away from iGCSEs.

  9. andylutwyche

    helenreesbidder MrJDexter SchoolsImprove That’ll explain it then, why govt trying the bully people away from iGCSEs.

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