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interesting stuff even if the data is a bit older.

'Interesting' - well, kind of. Half the data points are 'estimated', so probably about as reliable as global warming... :lol:

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'Interesting' - well, kind of. Half the data points are 'estimated', so probably about as reliable as global warming... :lol:

have a look on the blog - the estimation is at least an educated guess using broad data rather than subject specific stuff.

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Oh but it is much worse than this, far more students do A levels now than they did 30 years ago. Since we can assume evolution is a very slow process then we can say that the greater numbers of students are on average less able than the cohort of 1982 ( assuming the brightest do A levels). In conclusion, less able students on average yielding a 2/3 fold increase in in % grade A passes over 30 years is grade inflation.

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Come on folks

We all know the reason the media love the A level results is not out of any interest in education but because it gives them an excuse to plaster the papers with pictures of excited nubile young school girls

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027334/A-level-results-2011-hits-new-record-1-12-grades-awarded-A.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

If you believe the press coverage mingers, males, fat people with acne and bespectacled nerds apparently never pass any exams,

Indeed when I did go looking for an article on the improvement on boys results this year I found it was accompanied by yet more snaps of young totty

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/872719-a-level-results-boys-close-gap-on-girls-in-record-breaking-year

In fact if you examine the papers the most common male face is the dreadful Brian Cox who is credited single handedly with reviving physics as an A level subject, Sadly this means we are doomed to have this self satisfied twit plastered over our telly until the Second Law of Thermodynamics leads the Universe to finally unwind.

The truth is that this is the one day of the year that pervy middle aged journalist can hang around the school gates with their cameras without getting arrested.

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Oh but it is much worse than this, far more students do A levels now than they did 30 years ago. Since we can assume evolution is a very slow process then we can say that the greater numbers of students are on average less able than the cohort of 1982 ( assuming the brightest do A levels). In conclusion, less able students on average yielding a 2/3 fold increase in in % grade A passes over 30 years is grade inflation.

Still at least the girl that serves my coffee in costa now has a degree and a perpetual debt hanging over her to help us compete in the brave new global market place.

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Come on folks

We all know the reason the media love the A level results is not out of any interest in education but because it gives them an excuse to plaster the papers with pictures of excited nubile young school girls

article-2027334-0D79EDCD00000578-275_634x552.jpg

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027334/A-level-results-2011-hits-new-record-1-12-grades-awarded-A.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

If you believe the press coverage mingers, males, fat people with acne and bespectacled nerds apparently never pass any exams,

Indeed when I did go looking for an article on the improvement on boys results this year I found it was accompanied by yet more snaps of young totty

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/872719-a-level-results-boys-close-gap-on-girls-in-record-breaking-year

In fact if you examine the papers the most common male face is the dreadful Brian Cox who is credited single handedly with reviving physics as an A level subject, Sadly this means we are doomed to have this self satisfied twit plastered over our telly until the Second Law of Thermodynamics leads the Universe to finally unwind.

The truth is that this is the one day of the year that pervy middle aged journalist can hang around the school gates with their cameras without getting arrested.

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Telling you that pass-rates "can only get better"?

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It's thanks to the national curriculum.

Basically it lists exactly what the kids have to learn.

Over the years the national curriculum has been honed and perfected.

Now it's so exact that the teachers now know what will be in the exam.

The result is they can teach the exam, NOT the subject.

Combine this with unlimited resits and "coursework feedback" and it amazes me that anyone fails. Basically the only way to fail is to no do the coursework or fail to attend the exam.

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'Interesting' - well, kind of. Half the data points are 'estimated', so probably about as reliable as global warming... :lol:

Please report to your nearest meme-training re-education centre. "Global warming" is now "climate change" (which of course is pretty hard to deny since it rained yesterday yet it's nice and sunny this morning)

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