Schools in GCSE revolt

Schools in GCSE revolt

Schools in GCSE revolt

First published in Countywide by

SECONDARY schools look set to appeal their GCSE results after a slump in the number of pupil passes.

Stanway School confirmed this week only 58 per cent of pupils got five GCSEs in grade A* to C, including in maths and English.

Last year, 73 per cent of pupils achieved this.

Colchester Academy has still refused to disclose its results and Thomas Lord Audley School has not responded to the Gazette’s requests.

Year 11 pupils picked up their results on August 21.

The majority of schools in the Colchester area reported a drop in results.

Teachers blamed changes to the English exam midway through the course and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.

Scott Holder, co-headteacher at the Stanway School, said: “We are disappointed the headline figure, 58 per cent of students achieving five A* to C, including in English and maths, does not reflect the incredible hard work undertaken by our students and staff.

“We expect our headline figure to improve, as we intend to have a significant number of English papers remarked. We will, therefore, release final figures when these have been received.”

Mr Holder added: “Unfortunately, a small but significant minority of students seem to have been affected by the way in which English was assessed.

“This reflects the national picture, which shows a variation in results. Therefore, this has had an impact on the percentage of students who achieved both English and maths at C grade or above.”

Barry Hersom, principal at Colchester Academy, said: “I am sorry we have not been able to help in terms of a definitive number, but we still have some results outstanding.

“This has not caused a problem for the students, as we are able to provide post-16 providers with expected results.

“We have a number, but I cannot put a figure in the public domain which may prove wrong.

“After three years of good results, we are very disappointed with the results this year and will be submitting a number of appeals. It is clear the changes in the examination system have done our children no favours.

“Confirmed or not, I will publish a figure later this month for the benefit of parents making their secondary school choices.”

Miles Bacon, headteacher at Thurstable School, Tiptree, has also appealed some results after the pass rate dropped from 52 per cent to 47 per cent.

The Gilberd School, St Helena School, St Benedict’s College, Colchester High School, Tendring Technology College, East Bergholt High School and Harwich and Dovercourt High School also saw results dip.

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5:48pm Fri 5 Sep 14

BrownEnvelopes says...

QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.""

Everyone has this right during borderline assessments.

However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ?

Over you to Mr Willis ?
QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks."" Everyone has this right during borderline assessments. However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ? Over you to Mr Willis ? BrownEnvelopes
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8:46pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Boris says...

BrownEnvelopes wrote:
QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.""

Everyone has this right during borderline assessments.

However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ?

Over you to Mr Willis ?
Please explain what this is about.
[quote][p][bold]BrownEnvelopes[/bold] wrote: QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks."" Everyone has this right during borderline assessments. However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ? Over you to Mr Willis ?[/p][/quote]Please explain what this is about. Boris
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11:33am Sat 6 Sep 14

mirokou says...

BrownEnvelopes wrote:
QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.""

Everyone has this right during borderline assessments.

However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ?

Over you to Mr Willis ?
I take it you didn't pass GCSE English!
[quote][p][bold]BrownEnvelopes[/bold] wrote: QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks."" Everyone has this right during borderline assessments. However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ? Over you to Mr Willis ?[/p][/quote]I take it you didn't pass GCSE English! mirokou
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10:20am Sun 7 Sep 14

BrownEnvelopes says...

mirokou wrote:
BrownEnvelopes wrote:
QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.""

Everyone has this right during borderline assessments.

However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ?

Over you to Mr Willis ?
I take it you didn't pass GCSE English!
For someone that names themselves after a Japanese fire arms company, I wont be taking any lessons from you on GCSE English. No chance of you changing your name to Browning or Lee Enfield then ? I did not do well in GCE English but I did not do too bad in History, The treacherous treatment of our troops by the land of the yellow sun, left people like our grandfathers starving like flees ! Only a self confessed keyboard hypocrite that hides behind an IP Address would come out with such a sarcastic remark you have spat out. And by the way I read one of your post threads on another article, your grammar and spelling typo's are worse than mine. Very similar to Japanese philosophy hey ?
In response to Boris, all will be revealed over the next few months, don't worry, people in Colchester are not as stup*d as "The System" thinks it is ! You will be able to report back to the Budgie and & friends as and when !
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BrownEnvelopes[/bold] wrote: QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks."" Everyone has this right during borderline assessments. However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ? Over you to Mr Willis ?[/p][/quote]I take it you didn't pass GCSE English![/p][/quote]For someone that names themselves after a Japanese fire arms company, I wont be taking any lessons from you on GCSE English. No chance of you changing your name to Browning or Lee Enfield then ? I did not do well in GCE English but I did not do too bad in History, The treacherous treatment of our troops by the land of the yellow sun, left people like our grandfathers starving like flees ! Only a self confessed keyboard hypocrite that hides behind an IP Address would come out with such a sarcastic remark you have spat out. And by the way I read one of your post threads on another article, your grammar and spelling typo's are worse than mine. Very similar to Japanese philosophy hey ? In response to Boris, all will be revealed over the next few months, don't worry, people in Colchester are not as stup*d as "The System" thinks it is ! You will be able to report back to the Budgie and & friends as and when ! BrownEnvelopes
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8:17am Mon 8 Sep 14

mirokou says...

BrownEnvelopes wrote:
mirokou wrote:
BrownEnvelopes wrote:
QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks.""

Everyone has this right during borderline assessments.

However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ?

Over you to Mr Willis ?
I take it you didn't pass GCSE English!
For someone that names themselves after a Japanese fire arms company, I wont be taking any lessons from you on GCSE English. No chance of you changing your name to Browning or Lee Enfield then ? I did not do well in GCE English but I did not do too bad in History, The treacherous treatment of our troops by the land of the yellow sun, left people like our grandfathers starving like flees ! Only a self confessed keyboard hypocrite that hides behind an IP Address would come out with such a sarcastic remark you have spat out. And by the way I read one of your post threads on another article, your grammar and spelling typo's are worse than mine. Very similar to Japanese philosophy hey ?
In response to Boris, all will be revealed over the next few months, don't worry, people in Colchester are not as stup*d as "The System" thinks it is ! You will be able to report back to the Budgie and & friends as and when !
currently PMSL, thank you for this response
[quote][p][bold]BrownEnvelopes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BrownEnvelopes[/bold] wrote: QUOTE ABOVE and have appealed over a number of borderline marks."" Everyone has this right during borderline assessments. However, year on year do we see the same thing happening at the 6th Farce Centres I wonder,,,,, NOT !!!! and why one asks if that be the case ? Over you to Mr Willis ?[/p][/quote]I take it you didn't pass GCSE English![/p][/quote]For someone that names themselves after a Japanese fire arms company, I wont be taking any lessons from you on GCSE English. No chance of you changing your name to Browning or Lee Enfield then ? I did not do well in GCE English but I did not do too bad in History, The treacherous treatment of our troops by the land of the yellow sun, left people like our grandfathers starving like flees ! Only a self confessed keyboard hypocrite that hides behind an IP Address would come out with such a sarcastic remark you have spat out. And by the way I read one of your post threads on another article, your grammar and spelling typo's are worse than mine. Very similar to Japanese philosophy hey ? In response to Boris, all will be revealed over the next few months, don't worry, people in Colchester are not as stup*d as "The System" thinks it is ! You will be able to report back to the Budgie and & friends as and when ![/p][/quote]currently PMSL, thank you for this response mirokou
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