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UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
Dude I would…
ALRIGHT TIME TO CALL SOMEONE OUT ON THIS BULLSHIT
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, students in secondary school usually take a bunch of exams called the General Certificate of Secondary Education. The grades from these come from exam boards that all have their own specificiations and grade boundaries. Even when I was doing my GCSEs, there were no ‘set’ grade scores to get A*/A/B/C because the grade you gets depend on the average scores of all the kids in the UK doing that exam board. If everyone does shit in the exam that year, the grade boundaries may be low. But if everyone that year does great, the grade boundaries may be just as high as the so called ‘American grading system’ posted above.This works the same way through AS and A2 levels in Year 12 and 13.
As well as this, the way it usually works is raw scores are converted to UMS (Unified Mark Scheme) depending on the difficulty of the exam board paper you take. If you take a paper that is considered harder than another exam board’s paper, even if you lose a few marks in the exam (e.g. 95/100) when it is converted to UMS it can be raised to 100. However, if the paper is easy, the UMS mark may be lower, so making it harder to reach the grade boundaries, even if they appear lower
Before GCSE, many of the assessments children sit from Year 9 and below are set internally by teachers who mark it themselves. They do this in order to monitor students’ progress or set targets for their learning.
I do not know the differences (if there are any) in how hard/easy the education systems are in UK compared to the US. Also friendly reminder that in the world rankings, some of the most highly ranked universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2013 are universities in the UK, such as Cambridge, Imperial College and UCL.Out of the TOP FIVE universities in the world, three of them are universities from the UK.Unlike the OP, I’ve also added a source you can look up in case I’m wrong.
I’m not saying the US grading system is easier in any way, but I think it’s ignorant going around accusing the UK grading system of being sooo much easier and it would be really really great if people stopped going around saying that.
damn this post is so dumb I can’t even look at it anymore urgh
Loki’s Childhood part 2
After arranging them chronologically I realized it looks like Frigga has been flashbacking haha
Oh my gosh I did another 10 pics of baby loki again
Some of these pictures are part of another series of sketches that you can read here: