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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:07 pm 
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I think it would be fair to say that you read it here first ...

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10 ... 11__exams/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Froms BCC admissions
http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/assets/conten ... tionsl.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:12 pm 
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http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10 ... 11__exams/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
I think it would be fair to say that you read it here first ... http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10 ... 11__exams/

:wink: 'elevenplusexams' - always in the know :wink: :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:16 pm 
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"The preparation papers will not be marked or taken away from the school."

This immediately begs an obvious question... :?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Thank you, wifeofquirky. I am trying to surf several websites at once on a PC with a dodgy graphics card, so it keeps crashing. (Bucks Examiner, why are you doing this to me?)

That has provided our first conundrum. In the BFP article it states:

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Tim Cornford, who previously worked for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, is a consultant on the new scheme.

He said in taking on the role coaching was one of the priorities and concerns identified. He said: "Since the tests have become multiple choice the amount of coaching has increased. The perceived effectiveness of that coaching has increased, I call it perceived because there is not any data.


And yet the BCC Q&A states ...

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9. How will the tests be marked?
The two tests will be machine‐marked. The tests will be in a multiple‐choice format and the
pupils will complete machine‐readable answer sheets.

I couldn't see any way that the test would be other than multiple choice, with the sheer numbers dictating machine marking, but there is a contradiction here somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:19 pm 
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heartmum wrote:
Sally-Anne wrote:
I think it would be fair to say that you read it here first ... http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10 ... 11__exams/

:wink: 'elevenplusexams' - always in the know :wink: :D


Yes indeed! Thank you all! x :)

I picked up on that little contradiction about multiple choice too, Sally-Anne - to be honest I can't see how they can do anything other than multiple choice, because the cost of marking thousands of non-MC papers by hand would be phenomenal!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:48 pm 
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He said in taking on the role coaching was one of the priorities and concerns identified. He said: "Since the tests have become multiple choice the amount of coaching has increased. The perceived effectiveness of that coaching has increased, I call it perceived because there is not any data.

I stand to be corrected, but I don't read that as him saying that the tests won't be multiple choice this year ....

I too can't see how they can be anything else but multiple choice.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Hi 11+ friends
Is this the information given at the Head Teachers meeting today?


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