Anyone from the UK keeping up to date with the A level grades saga?
For those that are not - this year becasue there were not exams the government asked the teachers to allocate a grade to their own students and then asked the schools to moderate.
In areas of England - there was a 48.8% increase of top grades (for clarity for every 1000 A/A* last year there were 1488 this year). In Wales across all subjects - 40.4% of all students got an A/A*. last year the best on record at the time it was 27%.
I mean - what the government done in response (the algorithm) was equally stupid. But how the hell is this allowed to stand? I mean - the grades are just not credible. You can’t have over 40% of all students getting the best grade. It totally devalues the qualification.