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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:27 pm 
DC are going to sit some music exams at the end of this term and I was wondering why there is a delay in finding out if your child has passed/failed and by how much. I know they mark out of 150 (or is it 140?) but they fill in the marking sheet as the child plays so why isn't it given to their teacher at the end? No doubt there is an obvious answer but I'm unsure why it takes over 6 weeks to find out. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Mine have done a range of music exams and the longest I have waited is 3 weeks.It has often been a fortnight.
I presume the board has to somehow ratify them first.It is the same with dance and drama exams too.

Sure he will do brilliantly :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:51 pm 
Maybe the time scale is to do with the school holidays as they only find out when they go back. Not too sure about the brilliantly but thanks CM. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:10 pm 
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T.i.p.s.y wrote:
Maybe the time scale is to do with the school holidays as they only find out when they go back. Not too sure about the brilliantly but thanks CM. :)


Which holiday is that? Six weeks still seems very long!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:12 pm 
Easter and Christmas is 4 weeks and they sit the exam anything up to two weeks before the end of term.


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T.i.p.s.y wrote:
Easter and Christmas is 4 weeks and they sit the exam anything up to two weeks before the end of term.


There is a chance the results will be back then before they break up.
You could ring.The office staff will be there for a large part of the time if you really want to know.


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When ds did his piano exam in the summer we had to wait a few weeks for the results. I was told that this was so that the results could be moderated. Don't shoot the messenger.


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Bexley Mum 2 wrote:
Don't shoot the messenger.


:? :? :? ??


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I don't get the moderation bit - the report you get looks very much as written then and there with no suggestion of later adjustment?? :?


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Milla - my son's assessment was as written at the time, but that doesn't mean it wasn't moderated.

Moderating holds as much mystery for me as standardisation, but I assume it means that someone looks at a whole range of assessments and might ask some questions if one teacher hardly ever passed anyone and another passed virtually everyone. But I'm sure someone who knows something about music will be along shortly - Reginaphalangie?


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