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  1. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    It will mean that every kid will now know exactly what their teacher predicted. Will create another can of worms - much smaller than this one of course.
  2. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    Has there been anything published in the Ofqual consultation that says they will make adjustments to next years examinations in regards to practical content? If it can’t be done because of the new systems that the school are putting in place then something has to give. For example could you have...
  3. Ian1779

    Lockdown Days Out

    Longleat was a really good day out. The drive through part is excellent, and their is a river cruise to see hippo, sea lions and chimpanzees - well worth the hour queue to get on the boat. They’ve been sensible with what’s open too, so the indoor exhibits and shut and everything is well spaced out.
  4. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    Have they given you any direction on if you can or need to modify the practical aspect of your subject? (Science is it?)
  5. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    Are you allowed to share on here?
  6. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    In this unique circumstances - they could have reallocated both OFSTED/HMI and senior officials within Ofqual and the exam boards to scrutinise an individual centres submission and then awarded CAG when they were happy with that final submission.
  7. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    This is what they were suggesting they would do in England when we went through the process of allocating grades. The trouble is that some schools will have done their own moderation to account for things like their predictions being massively inflated from historical performance, or out of sync...
  8. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    The thing is a lot of the markers are often practising teachers that will have gone through the CAG process in school just weeks before. A prefect time to utilise that expertise to ratify the submitted data.
  9. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    That’s exactly what will happen. The moderation applied clearly wasn’t fit for purpose, and I’m pretty certain that Ofqual would have done pretty much the same thing. Carnage awaits.
  10. Ian1779

    Do you want to discuss boring politics?

    So it’s not impossible to come out and apologise when you make a mistake.
  11. Ian1779

    Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

    Hope you are OK and have managed to avoid it.
  12. Ian1779

    article in people

    There’s a spelling mistake - 9th line down. You’re welcome
  13. Ian1779

    Facebook

    I’ve never used it, the wife has it though. When I occasionally have a glance with her all I see is work colleagues posting things to show they do all these things with their kids.... How about just enjoy the time with them without turning it into some kind of competition to see who’s the best...
  14. Ian1779

    Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

    Let’s see what Captain Hindsight has to say about this.
  15. Ian1779

    Beirut explosion

    I was thinking more the volume of the second one that was all.
  16. Ian1779

    Beirut explosion

    Surely that second explosion can’t be just fireworks.
  17. Ian1779

    Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

    Their plan all along was to shift blame to the people for their sheer incompetence.
  18. Ian1779

    Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

    Finally some clear guidance from Boris...
  19. Ian1779

    Coronavirus Thread (Off Topic, Politics)

    I’d say they’ve lost control... but they’ve never had any.