Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)

Grade standards in GCSE modern foreign languages

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), corp creator. (2008) Grade standards in GCSE modern foreign languages.

qca-08-3570-Grade_standards_in_GCSE_MFL.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Open Government Licence.

Download (38kB) | Preview


The present examination system is not based on an aptitude-based conception of comparability and its adoption would create a major threat to public confidence in students’ results. We have similar concerns about applying a new performance standard to languages but not to any other subjects, some of which might also want to claim special status. We do not have evidence that there have been significant changes to grade standards in GCSE languages in recent years. In conclusion, we do not therefore, recommend any adjustment to national grade standards in GCSE languages. - Instead we should focus on improving levels of teaching and learning in modern languages in order to gain students' commitment and raise performance.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Qualifications and Curriculum Authority
Additional Information: Record imported from Sirsidynix Symphony: 2011-08-02 04:40:48. [physical_description]: 8 p.
Uncontrolled Keywords: GCSE, Standards, Modern languages education
Depositing User: popeedocs
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 04:40
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:08
Edit Item Edit Item