26 Sep '14

News Modern languages A-levels marking schemes penalised most able pupils

Ofqual calls for urgent revision of marking and setting of French, Spanish and German after investigation finds confused adviceThe marking and setting of modern languages A-levels is to be urgently revised, after an investigation found lapses and failures in the marking of French, Spanish and German that penalised the highest achieving pupils and contributed to the unpopularity of the subjects.The exams regulator, Ofqual, said the marking schemes and advice given by four exam boards was confused and failed to differentiate between the most able pupils, and so led to students getting lower grades than they may otherwise have received. It also found examples of inconsistent marking that may have led to erratic awarding of grades. Continue reading...

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