+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
General Chat Thread, exam-codes in General; hi all does any one now what the exam grades are e.g A B C D E F G and ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    318
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    exam-codes

    hi all

    does any one now what the exam grades are
    e.g A B C D E F G

    and what they mean :P

    thank you

  2. #2

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,689
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 661 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    500

    Re: exam-codes

    Erm.. Thought u'd know this better than the rest of us callum as u should have them today!!

    Far as i Know A is top mark (or is that A*?) and G is one mark from a Fail (F) :P

    What ya get anyway?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    318
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: exam-codes

    errrmm....... :cry:

    science: E

    mathes: G

    english: G

    food tech : F

    but im going college to study mathes and English and IT and also been accepted in the policeffice staff and waiting for my apprenticeship

  4. #4

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,689
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 661 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    500

    Re: exam-codes

    Yeah about that apprenticeship.. :?
    I've had no info on that and i have a feeling the school isn't qualified to do apprenticeships...

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    318
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: exam-codes

    yer thats what i though i never got a straight answer out of anyone
    and the should of asked you 1st as you network manager

    how is Ricardo and and you these days
    its great to be away from evil kids :twisted:
    heheheh

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    634
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    21

    Re: exam-codes

    Surely E = Excellent, G = Good and F = Fantastic

    Re Apprenticeships, one of our local(ish) colleges runs an apprenticeship and we have a fellow working with us on his placement. He is actually our employee, and the college takes care of the apprenticeship stuff. Not sure about being being qualified to do them or otherwise - maybe worth looking into?



    Andy

  7. #7

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,689
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 661 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    500

    Re: exam-codes

    @Andy - Think its to with examinations side of it
    The spin i'm getting is that to take on an apprentice you need to be qualified to do so - something to do with examinations

    If you arent qualified and you do take on an apprentice - a school can be banned from hosting all forms of exams - including GCSE!!

    So callum - i dont think its gonna happen here as im pretty sure we dont have the relevent ticks in the correct boxes ..

    But then again knowing certain staff as i do..... :?

  8. #8
    petectid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    298
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: exam-codes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Yeah about that apprenticeship.. :?
    I've had no info on that and i have a feeling the school isn't qualified to do apprenticeships...
    We have an apprentice ICT Technician here Gatt, he comes from a government backed training agency works for us and is trained by us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    The spin i'm getting is that to take on an apprentice you need to be qualified to do so - something to do with examinations
    What you appear to say Gatt is that you are not qualified to engender your knowledge to an apprentice. The training agency provides for any qualifications our apprentice takes, not the school.

  9. #9

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,689
    Thank Post
    861
    Thanked 661 Times in 434 Posts
    Rep Power
    500

    Re: exam-codes

    Well im not sure at all whats happening cos the school have left me out the loop entirely!!

    Nice considering that callum wants an apprenticeship in my dept!!

    Oh the joys of the public sector...

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    318
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: exam-codes

    gatt we make a good team
    heheheheh
    :P

  11. #11

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,412
    Thank Post
    642
    Thanked 963 Times in 663 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    326

    Re: exam-codes

    A* - C = pass
    D - G = fail
    U = sat exam and failed
    X = didn't sit the exam at all

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124

    Re: exam-codes

    Not exactly true for the grades. When GCSE was introduced (20 years ago? Long time, anyway!) the idea was that instead of just saying "pass" or "fail" you measured how much people could do rather than simply ranking them.

    If you look at the syllabus, that specifies what someone should be able to do. If you have a grade A* then it means you can do pretty much all of it; grade C means you can do lots of it but there are areas you can't do and so on down; grade G means you get some of it OK but most of it you can't do. Grade U means that you can do so little it's not possible to classify you ("Unclassifed" - I think)

    Of course, most people (particularly journalists and politicians!) don't seem to have grasped the change in grading.

    If you want to look as if you know what it's all about, drop the terms "norm referenced" and "criterion reference" into conversation or read http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00002257.htm to find out all about it :-)

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,042
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 63 Times in 56 Posts
    Rep Power
    30

    Re: exam-codes

    srochford i know what you are saying is true and that only U is really classed as a fail for GCSE's but in the real world that just isn't the case. That is not how i see my results from way back anything under a C was a fail in my eyes and it was the same for employers and Uni's after i left College.

    I class my self as having 8 GCSE's for the ones above a grade C and the 2 under i feel i failed, although RS and French are not ones i'm worried about. ALthough now after a few years in employment my GCSE's are not important anyway it's the experience i've got.

  14. #14

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,412
    Thank Post
    642
    Thanked 963 Times in 663 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    326

    Re: exam-codes

    Well it was four years since I completed my GCSEs and I was always told anything beneath a C and you didn't pass that course...

  15. #15
    Friez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    839
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: exam-codes

    Regardless of what they *MEAN* most Employers / Higher Education look for GCSE's Grades A-C. Doesn't mean everyone does, but most places tend to look for at least a C in something or other.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Compaq Presario V2000 Beep Codes?
    By philjones2000 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th December 2007, 01:58 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th December 2007, 04:48 PM
  3. Nvidia Model codes - whats best? GS/GTS/GT
    By j17sparky in forum Hardware
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 4th December 2007, 01:02 PM
  4. logging mac codes
    By browolf in forum Windows
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 8th June 2007, 01:31 PM
  5. 270 XP exam
    By googlemad in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28th April 2007, 02:17 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •