AQA DRAMA 42401

I got an email from Sue Lewis today, in response to my complaint: In the end this comes down to a lack of proper standardisation; with a new examination some markers will have been marking very differently to others and this has not been reflected in the final marks. How do we do that? In order to reflect the characteristics of the summer entry, while accounting for the changes in assessment structure and features of the papers, it was necessary to alter grade boundaries to ensure that the final grade represented the same level of performance as in the outgoing specification. Thsi information was incorrect and misleading, as the guidance became null and void when the grade boundaries were moved, without any notification. I wonder whether together we can compile a good response and share it and then bombard AQA with it, on various diferent headed papers, and signed by heads and HOD.

In order to reflect the characteristics of the summer entry, while accounting for the changes in assessment structure and features of the papers, it was necessary to alter grade boundaries to ensure that the final grade represented the same level of performance as in the outgoing specification. That is part of the rationale behind the UMS system. One candidate who go 45 overall last year this year only achieved 21??????????? The entry was more typical of that seen in the past. I am furious and have the full support of my Head in sending papers back for re-marking. For all new GCSE qualifications, changes to the structure and grading mechanisms mean that, at a unit level, boundaries cannot easily be compared with those which were applied to the outgoing specification. We have battered them from all sides: By summer the entry figure had increased over fivefold.

I’ll try that again, reformatted so it’s easier to read I am furious and have the full support of my Head in sending papers back for re-marking. Not only have grade boundaries moved but marking seems to be far harsher than last year.

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Yes, my password is: Candidates of equal ability would be awarded the same GCSE grade this year as in previous years. The unit grade boundaries were set to 424011 the ability of this cohort.

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CrowbobSep 8, I understand that this is AQA’s perogative. One candidate who go 45 overall last year this year only achieved 21???????????

We have now requested an extended enquiry for all our candidates. When our exam officer informed them that we thought that draama marks were right it was in fact the boundries that sqa wrong, she was told that although they will re-mark no boundries will be moved. Sounds like nowt’s changed. But I fear that many school all over the country are in the same predicament as us and are considering their options with future specifications.

This examination is a product that is sold to schools and we plough millions into examination boards every year.

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You must log in or sign up to reply here. We have worked too hard with our students to let souch a lame excuse go by. You would though I wouldn’t be too hopeful challenging the process by which the grade boundary was decided or, preferably, the way in which marking was undertaken. With so many of us unhappy they should offer to look over our papers to give us ‘peace of mind’ and it would go a long way to restoring our faith in the specification.

That is part of the rationale behind the UMS system.

Don’t alloq AQA’s errors to determine your career – make sure your Head is aware of the national outrage caused by this appalling travesty of a paper. I still had good results but students of equal ability were getting a grade lower than those from last year.

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In the end this comes down to a lack of proper standardisation; with a new examination some markers will have been marking very differently to others and this has not been reflected in the final marks. You must be easily satisfied.

I am also going to request that if this is drwma a big issue that AQA should offer not only the Extended Review of Marking but also for us to be safe in the knowledge that it will not hit our department pockets.

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I am too tired now and too passionate to be articulate This aim awa enshrined in the Ofqual Code of Practice. I have passed your details to my colleague in Candidate Support who is looking into issues raised by centres regarding the marking of the written paper this summer. Do you already have an account? Students who, incidently, gained higher marks across the board in every other subject.

Thsi information was incorrect and misleading, as the guidance became null and void when qqa grade boundaries were moved, without any notification. They will respond saying that the grade boundaries represented the relative level of performance necessary to achieve X.

If you have any information that you would like to keep or refer to in the future please can you copy and drwma the information to a format suitable for you to save or take screen shots of the questions and responses you are interested in. We have also requested six re-marks of candidates close to boundaries and four have gone up a grade.

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