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Standard Bearing: A new look at Standards


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Presentation by Glenys Stacey at the 'New look at Standards' event

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Standard Bearing: A new look at Standards

  1. 1. Standard Bearing: A new look at Standards<br />Glenys Stacey<br />Chief Executive<br />
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  3. 3. 1958 v 2009 <br />GCSE General Science - 1958<br />Explain the following statement:<br />A dentist uses a concave mirror to examine a patient's mouth. He usually warms it before using it for this purpose. <br />GCSE Biology - 2009<br />Today more than 90% of adult Europeans can digest milk. In 2007 a scientist <br />found evidence that this ability only developed in humans in the past 7000 years.<br />Most mammals are unable to digest milk when they are adult. A sudden change<br />in the gene which now allows adult humans to digest the sugar in milk took place<br />within the last 7000 years.<br />What is the name given to this sudden change in a gene? <br />Explain how this example is evidence for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.<br />
  4. 4. A level grade A achievements - all subjects 1996-2011<br />30.0%<br />25.0%<br />Percentage achieving A grade<br />20.0%<br />15.0%<br />0.0%<br />1996<br />1997<br />1998<br />1999<br />2000<br />2001<br />2002<br />2003<br />2004<br />2005<br />2006<br />2007<br />2008<br />2009<br />2010<br />2011<br />DfE Students aged 16-18 at the beginning of the academic year in Schools and FE Sector Colleges in England<br />
  5. 5. GCE entries and enquiries resulting in grade changes 2006-2010<br />
  6. 6. Conclusion <br />Standards are complex, emotive, expert, interactive, dynamic <br />It matters – it is important. It is good to talk, and to listen.<br />