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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:09:46 PM »
Highlights what Irish Catholics and nationalists in Northern Ireland were subjected to - and how we were basically abandoned..


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 17, 2020, 04:47:17 PM »
Weir should now resign

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 17, 2020, 07:51:10 AM »
BBC News - GCSEs: Results will be 'solely based on teacher predictions'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53802428

That's great news.
But the A Level mess has not been sorted.
Assembly will be recalled over it and it seems even Dup MLAs are supporting the recall.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 14, 2020, 07:48:40 PM »
Heres one for you to debate, didnt know whether to put it in the WTF thread..

A Belfast intergraded school teacher (life long friend) said she got all A.* for her students even though shed predicted a handful of Bs and rest As... No A*s were predicted

Now its BTech level but still equivalent to A level grades!

English boards kept results the same by and large for NI pupils

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 14, 2020, 04:38:36 PM »
Here's a specific case for you .
Consortium arrangement between Grammar and Secondary schools in Northern Ireland.
A Level Biology.
Grammar pupils got what the teacher predicted .
Secondary pupils , all predicted by the same teacher , got downgraded by on average one grade.
Just beggars belief

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 14, 2020, 01:25:44 PM »
So next week's GCSE results are going to a bigger mess up.
Using teachers predicted grades for quality assurance.
Not using them at all for the predictions.
This is just unbelievable


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 13, 2020, 10:27:17 AM »
Weir should be resigning .
He is just not fit for the job

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 13, 2020, 08:24:43 AM »
I would say that Nolan will be fun this morning....


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 13, 2020, 08:19:20 AM »
Seems to be the trend.

CCEA are going to have a lot of appeals especially when parents realise that the grade recieved is lower than the grade predicted by the teacher .

As I said this is going to get very very messy for Justin and Peter.
They have created this

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 13, 2020, 08:02:52 AM »
And so it begins ....

Tweet from St Cecilias in Derry:
@tgeducation 13% of our A2 pupils have received grades LOWER than their AS grades. How is this fair and then comparable to other parts of the Uk? @peterweirmla @JustinEducation

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:43:14 PM »
Can't see any school being silly enough to try that if there grades are that consistent. Where the grading is that consistent the algorithm will work. Alot of grammars get that consistency because they have creamed the top of at 11

But i know of several secondary schools whose three year results would have fluctuated by +/- 15 % of their three year average over those 3 years. So for example you have 63% , 75% and 54% for example. That gives you a three year average of 64%.
You have predicted this year to be say 73% as you know you have a strong group of pupils. The computer has said no.

As for CCEA they have all ready stayed that they have reduced the grades by 10%.
I can guarantee what sector it will hit hardest.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:48:48 PM »
 It's CCEA.
One of the reasons many schools have moved to English boards over the last decade.

Grammar schools results over a three year average are alot more consistent than secondary school results.
Secondary school results flucate alot more.
It's one of the reasons why using an algorithm based on a three years average was a bad idea.


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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:22:10 PM »
Tomorrow is going to be a complete shambles.
English boards have left predicted grades alone but not CCEA. They know better than the teachers ......

I have no doubt that CCEA have downgraded Secondary pupils but left Grammar pupils as predicted.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 07, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
Are schools going to be the only workplace where social distancing is going to be ignored?
Dangerous place to be !!

Nah.
Meat factories don't seem to do social distancing either

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GAA Discussion / Re: How is a fixed calendar for club possible?
« on: August 07, 2020, 04:01:01 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0807/1157916-gpa-proposal-would-see-inter-county-season-end-by-july/


Fair play to the GPA.
Not their biggest fan but at least now they are showing leadership.
Its what needs to happen.

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