shine trader limited reports:
In the past two years, Britain’s false high performance has brought a series of follow-up troubles. This time, the official has finally made up his mind to adjust.
British officials have just announced that fewer candidates will get high scores in A-level and GCSE next summer than this year, but considering the impact of the epidemic, they will draw some key test points in advance.
The 2022 summer exam will be regarded as a “transition year”, and the grade boundaries standard will take the middle value between the record scores before the epidemic in 2019 and in 2021. This year is the second year in a row in Britain to cancel the big test and replace it with teacher assessment.
By 2023, the results will return to the level before the epidemic in 2019, because considering that the 2023 candidates, that is, the students who start GCSE and A-level courses this year, are not so much affected by the epidemic.
Officials hope that this two-step plan can successfully control the score inflation and gradually return to the normal level on the premise that the score will not suddenly decline next summer.
Next year, there will still be more high score students than before the epidemic, but the score line will be adjusted to reduce the proportion of A-level high scores by 10 percentage points compared with the previous year. Almost 45% of candidates get a or a * this year and 25% in 2019.
After public consultation, the British government and Ofqual, taking into account the impact of the epidemic, confirmed a series of adjustments to the examination next summer, including more flexible choices in some GCSE examinations, such as British literature and history.
In early February, the school will also draw key points in advance to help teachers and students make full use of the review in the months before the examination. Auxiliary materials such as mathematical formulas will also be provided during the examination.
Although the official has clearly expressed the hope that the examination will be held normally next year, Ofqual has also issued an emergency plan, that is, if the examination is cancelled for the third consecutive year due to the epidemic, teachers will be used to evaluate the results again in 2022.
It can be seen that the UK is committed to fair and strict standards, and the examination is the best way to evaluate students, so it plans to hold the examination normally next year, but considering the interference brought by the epidemic to learning, the results will gradually return to normal in the form of transition.
However, some people worry that only mentioning the scope of the examination to facilitate review will lead to the phenomenon of “taking a chance”. Some students happen to have done enough in-depth study on the examination topics, while others may not.
Officials say that no matter how the adjustment is made, there will always be voices of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. It’s settled now. It’s important for everyone to know what to do next.
To supplement the background information of the International Examination Bureau, CIE held the examination normally this summer, but the score line is relatively low, which should be in line with the British standard. Edwards international and AQA International Examination Bureau, like the UK, cancelled the normal examination and changed it to teacher assessment. Therefore, the policy direction of the UK is also very important for A-level and GCSE international students.
Britain will gradually reduce high scores, which has both advantages and disadvantages for students. For ordinary students, the chances of getting the same good grades last year and this year are smaller; For real learning tyrants, the curve wrecker will be highlighted after the bubble.
Our response is to make more efforts to prevent ourselves from becoming the one eliminated.
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