I hope I'm not alone in expressing dismay and disappointment at yesterdays results.The very late change in exam format left parents and pupils with so little time to prepare for taking a non- VR paper.Our Year 6 is an extremely talented cohort and many expected successes have not occured. It would appear that in their great haste to improve the intake with more mathematically able students Lincolnshire grammar schools have altered forever their student profile and certainly in the south of the county where there is great pressure on places from applicants from Peterborough they will now be denying local children what has traditionally been a place at their local grammar school.I am considering an appeal on these grounds amongst others and wonder if there are any like -minded parents out there who feel that their child has been unfairly treated by this quick fix method of gaining a brighter intake to try and bolster public examination results without an apparent raising of the standardised pass mark.
Is the implication of what you say is that you think that the NVR paper will give a brighter set of students who will perform better in future exams, and therefore improve results for the schools?
Is it expected that the NVR paper will always favour children who are stronger at maths? Or is it more a test of logic?
Our daughter is very strong at English but quite weak at Maths, but in practice papers that she completed consistently scored more highly in the NVR.
Generally, if students across the board have struggled with the new format then the standardising process will automatically adjust downwards the raw score required to pass.