GCSE reforms.

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Anyone else annoyed about it.

Posted: 21-06-12 22:22 by Megan Chilton

I think its ridiculous..theyre making it out like GCSEs are hilariously easy yet so many people really stuggle. Making them O levels is deff not a good idea

Posted: 21-06-12 23:32 by Lamise Hassan

I think it's stupid that people make these decisions without asking the people who it will effect. They don't know how hard GCSE's are because they arn't the ones taking them. If GCSE's were really easy then I wouldn't have to revise every day for 3 months.  My mum took O levels and really struggled to pass, she said that everyone found it hard to get the grades they needed because the exams were really hard. if these changes come around less people will get the qualifications they need and more people will become unemployed. GCSE's arn't easy, thats why people spend time revising and thats why they worry about exams. I think it would be unfair on those who find exams and learning harder than others to introduce O level style exams.

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Posted: 22-06-12 10:22 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Its stupid that they are constantly changing the exams taken, they really need to make their minds up! I get sick of people saying how easy GCSEs are when we all know they are difficult, cos we've worked bloody hard for them. Its like when some schools changed GCSEs to IGCSEs, its just unnecessarily harder because some old conservative bigot thinks "oh yes, GCSEs are far too easy hahaha" whilst sipping some port.

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Posted: 22-06-12 10:59 by Ed

I think if they want to change the GCSE's they should take them so that they know how to improve them and how hard the exams are.

Posted: 22-06-12 14:41 by Megan Chilton

Megan Chilton 100% agree with you on that one

Posted: 23-06-12 14:38 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Your all right.. i think its stupid, someone walks into england and thinks .. 'oh ive had a change of mind , i CAN see all students are struggling stressed but lets make it MORE exciting , lets bring out o levels' FOR GODS SAKE ITS NOT HELPING .. i see this place in a couple of years time as a developing country i honestly do!!

Posted: 23-06-12 14:41 by SciTech

ScienceGenius I agree, they need to THINK before they act.

Posted: 23-06-12 14:43 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Exactly, we a secretary of state for education WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING, all I can see happening with the o levels is that they'll still be considered in exactly the same way as GCSEs, but those who have done the O-levels would have had to do a lot of extra work for pretty much the same qualification.

Posted: 23-06-12 15:27 by Ed

To be honest its disgraceful! I think we as a country will have to take action , its not right! And what makes it worse is the people who have studied GCSE and have seen how stressful it is are the same ones wanting to make it even harder! I just dread to see whats going to happen next

Posted: 23-06-12 15:33 by SciTech

It will mean people will have worse qualifications even if they know all the material just because the exam is too hard, so there will be more unemployment, which surely is a bad thing.

Posted: 23-06-12 15:35 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch I agree with you people will have worse qualifications which will mean they will find it harder to get to do the courses they want in college.

Posted: 23-06-12 16:48 by Megan Chilton

Megan Chilton thanks. I just don't understand why the government make decisions that will make the UK worse. doesn't make sense.

Posted: 23-06-12 16:51 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch, its the government, they never get things right. :)

David Cameron should be replaced by a potato.

We'd all be better off.

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Posted: 23-06-12 17:31 by Ed

EdInABox lol, i agree

Posted: 23-06-12 18:24 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

lol.. yes so correct,, atleast the potato will do no  harm by not doing anything!!!!

Posted: 23-06-12 20:03 by SciTech

u knw wat is soooo funny they complain about it after they took similiar exms like us 


Posted: 24-06-12 11:43 by aliimz

instead, there should be a crackdown on teaching standards; the government should think about introducing better training for teachers and replacing teachers who are failing to teach properly with ones that are better qualified and have proof that they are strong candidates, so that state schools in the UK increase in standard/quality.

Posted: 24-06-12 17:36 by Katrina

I know that when I was still at school (left last year) there were a bunch of teachers who failed to teach us properly, which means we had to almost teach ourselves whole units when we revised.

Posted: 24-06-12 17:38 by Katrina

Katrina my friend had to teach herself the biology course because her teacher was rubbish.

Posted: 24-06-12 18:50 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

awkward moment where I get decent marks but don't revise, and feel really guilty because other people struggle...

Posted: 24-06-12 19:15 by Neon

Argh I hate you kind of people!

(I'm only kidding, don't worry)

Posted: 24-06-12 19:17 by Ed

I feel bad for it... but if it's any consolation, I only get average grades, because I lack motivation...

Posted: 24-06-12 19:18 by Neon

Katrina wrote:

'instead, there should be a crackdown on teaching standards' 

I agree with that our maths teacher was so bad that nearly our whole class failed we all had to switch to linear lucky I managed to just about pass them but I still did the linear one.

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Posted: 24-06-12 19:42 by Megan Chilton

Something should be done about teaching standards, I know I had a teacher who felt more inclined to humiliate me the whole lesson than actually teach, and once a teacher came into class drunk...

Posted: 24-06-12 19:49 by Ed