The Association of School and College Leaders praised the announcement. You are currently logged out. National Union of Teachers. Proposals on these “controlled assessments” have been published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority QCA for consultation. They cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Traditional GCSE coursework will be abolished in most subjects as the government’s exams watchdog tries to clamp down on internet plagiarism and help from parents and teachers. Most Read Most Recent. They cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can see how each secondary school compares against other schools in your area and across the UK. Currently teachers in each school design projects and mark them. Read more 22 updates. From , pupils will be expected to complete supervised projects in the classroom, working alone or in small groups.
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Exam chiefs scrap GCSE coursework to stamp out cheating
For those seeking stability in schools in England, though, there was some hope today that the reforms announced may well be the last, for a year or two at least. Now the existing GCSEs are to change – with coursework scrapped for most subjects, as well as exam modules. The proposals were broadly welcomed by teaching unions, although they expressed concern at time implications of the “supervision” element of coursework. The scrappwd of coursework in maths is to be introduced from September this year after Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, said that the subject was under particular threat from internet cheats.
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In a further development, the watchdog also suggested changes to the way coursework is prepared. A book, Education By Numbers, coureework this month, claims that pupils in thousands of schools are coached through essays by being given so-called writing frames, detailing how to structure assignments, headings to be used in each section, topics to cover and suggested introductions and conclusions.
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Watchdog reveals plans to scrap GCSE coursework
Children’s charity NCH praised the move as a “significant scgapped in the right direction”, but chief executive Clare Tickell said she expected further reforms in the green paper. Coursework – or work done outside normal classroom conditions – was introduced when GCSEs replaced O-levels almost 20 years ago. I hope that coursework is retained for subjects such as the arts, geography and history Steve Sinnott National Union of Teachers.
Mr Johnson told the Labour conference yesterday: I hope that coursework is retained for subjects such as the arts, geography and history Steve Sinnott National Union of Teachers But there has long been a problem over its use, with concerns about whether work done outside school is always entirely the student’s own efforts.
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Headteachers welcomed the move, insisting pupils who are weak in exam conditions will still be able to boost grades under the QCA shake-up. How well would you do? Marhs is playing a clever long game that could benefit us all If Liam Fox messes up, we’re all in deep trouble I’m Broken Britain: By Graeme Paton, Education Correspondent.
Mr Johnson said qualifications could not be undermined by a few cheats who took their work from the internet. Jewellery Quarter Apartments plans after Jewellery Quarter property sale Cornwall House has been acquired by development group for resi conversion. Wales is to follow the same course. John Dunford, the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said coursework had a major contribution to make to exam grades because it could be used to test a much wider variety of knowledge and skills than a written exam lasting a couple of hours.
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