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    GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    I notice the BBC are reporting that GCSE coursework is going to be scrapped for 9 core subjects due 'cheating', eg help from parents and/or copying of the internet. Instead, pupils will be doing 'monitored' projects in school during class time.

    Doesn't this make the current push for VLE's rather pointless?

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    Re: GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    Obviously the government communication systems are having a few issues then

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    Re: GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    Doesn't this make the current push for VLE's rather pointless?
    VLE's were soooo last year.
    really though, VLE's aren't (or don't need to be) just for graded coursework.

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    Re: GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    Yep,

    I can smugly say i spotted this a mile off http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ewtopic&t=4386

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    Re: GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    Teachers are scared of losing importance and being relegated to their PC marking work on a VLE.

    They know that eventually the schools they teach in will be manned solely by the IT techs - no teachers required.

    They're just putting off the inevitable as much as they can. This is their last stand.. bless!

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    Re: GCSE Coursework being scrapped?

    I quite agree Mark

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