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The new number grading system

Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:39 pm

Number grades are to replace GCSE A-G grades. Grades will be 1-9, with 9 being the highest available.

This is affecting students as young as me, with a new number system to grade us. (A*=1, D=5), which is an absolute pain as (at my school) we already have effort grades which are numbers, so a standard yr8 report card at my school would look like this:

2,2
3,2
1,1
3,3
3,2
4,4

Was wondering what we thought about it all?
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:41 pm

Looks rather confusing, the letter grading system seemed a lot easier :-k
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:44 pm

GCSE students will get results back, and immediately convert the numbers into letters anyway tbh ... What a pointless scheme
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:45 pm

Looks like continental grading if I'm totally honest...
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:50 pm

Any idea of what current year this will effect? I've heard they're changing GCSEs back to O Levels for current year 8s (whether that's a rumour or not, is anyone's guess), but just wondered as I'm in year 9 atm. :?
 
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:55 pm

My dad was the first year to take GCSEs and I'm gonna be the first to go back to O Levels ...

A family that prove that the government need to choose one system and stick to it ...
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:46 pm

Tom.B wrote:
Any idea of what current year this will effect? I've heard they're changing GCSEs back to O Levels for current year 8s (whether that's a rumour or not, is anyone's guess), but just wondered as I'm in year 9 atm. :?

I'm sure we are the last year to take the current style GCSES Tom. :|
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:58 pm

Well, I was going to give you some example from my report, as it was due today. (Not gonna photograph the whole thing, contains personal info, might get into trouble and I may not want to share some grades ;)) But, as usual, the system messed up, and so they are now due on Monday.

I'll post then to give an idea of number grades
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:02 pm

Coastermadpearce wrote:
Tom.B wrote:
Any idea of what current year this will effect? I've heard they're changing GCSEs back to O Levels for current year 8s (whether that's a rumour or not, is anyone's guess), but just wondered as I'm in year 9 atm. :?

I'm sure we are the last year to take the current style GCSES Tom. :|


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Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:03 pm

JaykeAT wrote:
Coastermadpearce wrote:
Tom.B wrote:
Any idea of what current year this will effect? I've heard they're changing GCSEs back to O Levels for current year 8s (whether that's a rumour or not, is anyone's guess), but just wondered as I'm in year 9 atm. :?

I'm sure we are the last year to take the current style GCSES Tom. :|


We are

You lucky little ...

Still, enjoy your 1-9 grading ;)
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:42 am

In Scotland, the number grading system is the basis for our results. Standard Grades were graded 1-9 (7-9 being a fail), but as they have been phased out the new National qualifications are graded the same was as Higher, Advanced Higher (AS/A2 equivalent):

1 or 2: A
3 or 4: B
5 or 6: C
7: D
8 or 9: No Award

I find it pretty easy to understand, most others don't. It's like Upper A, Lower A for 1 and 2 etc...
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:46 am

But this is what I'm saying, we all just convert them to letters anyway
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:15 pm

But this is what I'm saying, we all just convert them to letters anyway

I know what you mean and I completely agree with you because employers will just convert them all to the letter system.
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:11 pm

So, I'm not taking a picture of it, but here is an example of a report for me (True Grades)

English 2 2
Maths 1 1
Biology 2 1
Chemistry 2 2
Physics 1 2
French 2 2
German 1 1
Geography 3 2
History 3 2
DT 3 4
Computing 1 2
Drama 3 2
Art 2 2
Music 2 1
PE 3 2
RE 3 2
Citizenship 2 2

It's quite hard to make sense of ...
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:23 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
So, I'm not taking a picture of it, but here is an example of a report for me (True Grades)

English 2 2
Maths 1 1
Biology 2 1
Chemistry 2 2
Physics 1 2
French 2 2
German 1 1
Geography 3 2
History 3 2
DT 3 4
Computing 1 2
Drama 3 2
Art 2 2
Music 2 1
PE 3 2
RE 3 2
Citizenship 2 2

It's quite hard to make sense of ...


So,did you do well or bad?
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:28 pm

Pretty good, one is best five is worst
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Re: The new number grading system

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:32 pm

:/ This is really confusing.. Like major.. I'm hoping it won't affect current Year 10's otherwise I'm stuffed...
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:46 pm

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:/ This is really confusing.. Like major.. I'm hoping it won't affect current Year 10's otherwise I'm stuffed...

It will affect GCSE students from the current year 8 and below so you're safe. GCSEs (Or O levels, whatever) will get new 1-9 grades (as of 2017 I think)
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Re: The new number grading system

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Very confusing. We don't have that number system in our school yet... Well done for doing well on your report though ilc  :)
 
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:52 pm

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Very confusing. We don't have that number system in our school yet... Well done for doing well on your report though ilc  :)

Nah, this number system isn't official, my school just thinks it's a clever idea  :woo:

As head student voice rep of year 8 I will be taking action on my school's 1-5 ;)
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