We had the Evaluation of the 2018 GCSE with Ofqual session today. It started off with Philip Burton from Daisi talking to the Nottingham City Heads of Science about the QLA and getting feedback on that. Then Sarah Old from Ofqual spoke, about the grading process, grade boundaries, tiers of entry etc.
Ofqual are not committing to a 3,3 grade again on the higher paper- they are keen to hear teacher views and have run 10 sessions inviting that discussion ( I went to one of these in September).
I think the Heads of Science appreciated the opportunity to be part of the dialogue. We had a nearly full house of Nottingham City Heads of Science.
Working with the Stem Learning Partnership, we also had Heads of Science from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire so a real feather in the cap for Nottingham to host this.
Nadia Callow-Hussain, Science Strand Lead, EIB.