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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:36 pm 
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Did anyone else read the article in the Sunday Times last weekend (front page) about A Level results? Apparently up to half of results could be wrong due to discrepancy in marking, particularly in essay subjects such as English and History.

My dd needs an A in English for her university course so I am understandably worried about this article. How would you know if the marking has been done fairly and correctly? Most papers submitted for re-marking don't change as far as I understand.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Which board is this?

If it was front page news on the ST I am surprised the news channels have not picked this up.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm 
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reve ... xsj33jvnh#

Not sure how much you can read without subscribing but here it is.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:43 pm 
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Ofqual have released a statement about this.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:46 pm 
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There's been a piece up on TSR about it for a few days. No paywall.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/news/thousands-of-a-level-students-will-be-given-the-wrong-grades-on-results-day-will-you-be-one-of

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 pm 
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My dd needs an A in English for her university course so I am understandably worried about this article. How would you know if the marking has been done fairly and correctly? Most papers submitted for re-marking don't change as far as I understand.


The year ds1 did his A levels there was a problem with some of the geography results. His and a significant number of others were remarked and went up.

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