Collect GCSE, do not pass Go, go directly to Jail
Make science easier, examiners are told - Times Online
Examiners will have to set easier questions in some GCSE science papers, under new rules seen by The Times. A document prepared by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), which represents awarding bodies across Britain, says that, from next year, exam papers should consist of 70 per cent “low-demand questions”, requiring simpler or multiple-choice answers. These currently make up just 55 per cent of the paper.
The move follows growing concern about the “dumbing down” of science teaching at GCSE and grade inflation of exam results, which critics claim is the result of a government drive to reverse the long-term decline in the number of pupils studying science....
Try your hand at the GCSE physics paper - answers at the bottom of the article
Why not just stick the bloody certificates on the backs of Cornflake packets. It doesn't fool anyone, except teachers and the government, which frankly isn't hard to do. Universities know, employers know and even the kids know they are being fobbed off with crap teaching and given shiny stars to pretend it is all OK.