Time for Ofqual to take back control | paceni

The GCSE Grade 5 controversy: why it’s time for Ofqual to “take back control”


Dr Hugh Morrison, The Queen’s University of Belfast (retired)  drhmorrison@gmail.com

 The GCSE Grade 5 Controversy

A highly unusual feature of the new numbered GCSE grade scale is the claim that the new grade 5 will somehow reflect the standards of educational jurisdictions ranked near the top of international league tables.  Given the controversy surrounding such tables it will be possible, for the first time, to raise profound technical concerns about a particular grade on the GCSE grade scale. …

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