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#1 thebizwiz

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 08:43 PM

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NASQA, the collective complaints group set up in response to complaints about this year's Higher Administration, Information Systems, and English examinations is now up and running.

Our website, NASQA.org is now operational, as is our forum. If you would like to find out more about contributing to our website please view all of the relevant sections.

I would encourage you to become a member of our forums, in order to discuss any relevant topics, as well as to put your name on our collective petition.

I hope that you will have a look at the website, and we appreciate any feedback we get (unlike the SQA). Indeed, if you contact us via email you will get an automatic response telling you that we've received your message and will reply to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:54 PM

Very impressive, i'm checking it out now.

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:56 PM

Thanks, fearfactor.
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Posted 01 July 2004 - 03:01 PM

Looking good guys, looking good!

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:48 PM

Nice layout, but I hope to God the intent doesn't backfire!

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 12:17 PM

How could it backfire?! Where and when in our entire school career did we sign that we wouldn't complain about the SQA?
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 08:52 PM

its true it wont backfire in fact it wont do anything at all least of all its purpose!! rolleyes.gif

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:19 PM

Well if that's the morale level! My God, we've at least gotta give it a chance.
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:20 PM

thebizwiz, seems like there's other people in it too. tongue.gif

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:23 PM

Interesting find Ally. smile.gif
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:16 PM

the derived grade procedure is a scandal! Hutchensons Grammar got 59! which means 59 pupils who actually got a B/C was automatically upgraded 2 an B/A! wen ther are other schools who got 0 pupils upgraded! just because of a name!

it should not be based on ther performance of the class (eg if 60% are predicted an A then the others who got the level below will be upgraded automatically). This is unfair as in more poverty struck areas of society, ther are lower performing pupils! and those who deserve it arent gettin it because of these pupils!
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:23 PM

Is it just me, or is http://nasqa.org or http://www.nasqa.org not resolving?

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:25 PM

I think the site is no longer active.
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:53 PM

QUOTE(Paul @ Aug 17 2005, 11:16 PM)
the derived grade procedure is a scandal! Hutchensons Grammar got 59! which means 59 pupils who actually got a B/C was automatically upgraded 2 an B/A! wen ther are other schools who got 0 pupils upgraded! just because of a name!

it should not be based on ther performance of the class (eg if 60% are predicted an A then the others who got the level below will be upgraded automatically). This is unfair as in more poverty struck areas of society, ther are lower performing pupils! and those who deserve it arent gettin it because of these pupils!

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Just looked at the 'Fake Grades League Table' and wish I hadn't. My old school is one which has been awarded a few 'fake grades' and now I'm worried that the grades on my certificate are "fake". I'd hate that. I'd rather get what I deserved, even if it was a lower mark. :/

Edit: I suppose the 'fake grades' are more like 'automatic appeals', but I would still prefer to know what I'd achieved on the day, in the exam. If that makes sense?

Och, I'm confused.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 12:00 AM

yeh...that is quite bad...cos ppl are gonna look at it and it will always haunt them that they mite not have achieved the grade they got!

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 08:10 AM

QUOTE(tuppence @ Aug 18 2005, 12:53 AM)

Just looked at the 'Fake Grades League Table' and wish I hadn't. My old school is one which has been awarded a few 'fake grades' and now I'm worried that the grades on my certificate are "fake". I'd hate that. I'd rather get what I deserved, even if it was a lower mark. :/

Edit: I suppose the 'fake grades' are more like 'automatic appeals', but I would still prefer to know what I'd achieved on the day, in the exam. If that makes sense?

Och, I'm confused.

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You can ask your school if you got a derived grade or not.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 09:53 AM

Can someone explain this. What do you mean 'derived' grades. Why would the SQA give out appeals automatically?

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE(Shaun @ Aug 18 2005, 10:53 AM)
Can someone explain this.  What do you mean 'derived' grades.  Why would the SQA give out appeals automatically?

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They can give you a derived grade, which means that your grade gets automatically upgraded before you even get your certificate. I'm not 100% how the system works, but I expect that link explains some of it. Your school will know, however, if you've got a derived grade.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE(Shaun @ Aug 18 2005, 09:53 AM)
Can someone explain this.  What do you mean 'derived' grades.  Why would the SQA give out appeals automatically?

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Say 10 people in a class are predicted to get an A. If only 6 achieve this, and the other 4 get a B, then those 4 can automatically be upgraded to an A.

It is most unfair in the difference between schools in richer areas and those in poorer areas. Of the top 10 schools receiving derived grades, 5 were private. This is a grossly unfair system which aught to be reformed.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:35 AM

Basically if 60% of the students in a particular class get grades they were predicted at, the rest of the class is upgraded to their predicted grades too - irregardless of whether they achieved them or not. And no, I don't think it works backwards (i.e. you are downgraded if you performed better.)





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