A webinar with Helen Myers: Thoughts on the new GCSE 9-1 MFL
Sunday, 7 February 2016 from 15:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Helen Myers prepared a presentation for the ISMLA conference which took place on Saturday 30th January 2016. She expected to be in a position to be able to do a thorough objective comparison of four approved examination boards specifications. However, only one has so far been approved. She therefore concentrated on outlining the following three areas:
1) The context for the change
2) The subject content, subject conditions and subject guidance as laid down by Ofqual and the DfE
3) The possible 'variables' which may influence school choice of exam board once approved.
There is a pdf version of the presentation here which you can download.
Once all specifications have been approved Helen will update a very detailed grid which she has already produced and share it.
It is not a debate / discussion, but an objective description of facts.
Importantly, the webinar will be recorded and available later for reference and sharing with colleagues and managers if helpful
Please follow this link to find out more about how to join the webinar. Please ensure that you have read our etiquette before joining.
All are welcome!
Chair of ALL London Branch Committee, former President of ALL and a Patron of ISMLA, Helen is Assistant Head of The Ashcombe School in Dorking. She has worked closely with Nick Mair (ISMLA) and David Blow (ASCL) on identifying and then publicising incidences of severe grading in MFL public examinations. Helen has always taken a key interest in the national picture of Curriculum and Assessment, and produced a widely-used document which compared GCSE boards for the 2008 specifications. She is currently working on a similar document for the 2016 specifications and will publish this via her blog when all boards have been approved.
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