The Silver Bullet Machine
Manufacturing Company Limited
Intelligent Innovation Consultancy
October 28, 2018
For many months now, the website of Pearson, the owners of the edexcel examination board, has been boasting that “99.2% of our grades were accurate on results day”, a claim Pearson have been using to boost their marketing.
This claim is wrong. And it is amazi...
In principle, the exam appeals process should right inadvertent wrongs; in practice, the process is deeply unfair, as is the process by which the original grades were awarded.
To explain why, imagine that you take a bite from one side of a cherry. A few moments later,...
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