Missing the Mark: Why So Many School Exam Grades Are Wrong - And How to Get Results We Can Trust (Hardcover)

Missing the Mark: Why So Many School Exam Grades Are Wrong - And How to Get Results We Can Trust By Dennis Sherwood, Robin Bevan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Dennis Sherwood, Robin Bevan (Foreword by)
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UNCOVERED: 1 in 4 EXAM GRADES IS WRONG

'An important contribution to our thinking.' - Sixth Form Colleges Association

'An uncomfortable but important read.' - Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference

'Everyone in UK education should reflect upon the problems identified in this powerful book' - Higher Education Policy Institute

Every summer one million GCSE and A-Level candidates receive results that define their school years and set them up for their life. But those results are gravely unreliable.

In fact, about one grade in four in England is WRONG. That is 1.5 million grades every year.

An A-Level grade B might have been an A, or even a C, had a different examiner marked the script. Similarly, a GCSE grade 7 might have received a grade 8 or a 6.

For a decade, young people and their friends and families have been unable to grasp the full extent of this randomness. Now, in this definitive and easy to follow book, Dennis Sherwood explains why so many pupils receive final grades that don't do them justice. And he suggests ways to regain trust, which apply to essay-based exams throughout the world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781912454990
ISBN-10: 1912454998
Publisher: Canbury Press
Publication Date: August 4th, 2022
Pages: 414
Language: English