Take our survey and we’ll let you know ……..  

We had a great response to our tier of entry survey which meant we could summarise a good-sized set of data and feedback the overall picture to contributors at the end of April. This helped the contributing schools to see if their choices for students were broadly the same as other schools. In some instances, this was not the case and we were able to help these schools see that the decisions they were making were ‘outliers’ when compared to the trend in school decisions for 2017 maths entry. We offered feedback like this chart.

 

gcse maths tier of entry

Of course, none of us really know what is the best decision because everything is new – content, challenge and pattern of papers.  Apparent outliers may have very good reasons for their different choices. It’s going to be interesting to see how tier for entry choices impact on outcomes for students. 

 

To try to get an early picture of how the new papers and tiers work for different prior learning groups we are following up our survey in late August/early September. We have asked all our contributors to let us know their results by tier and by prior learning group.  We will do a speedy analysis and swift feedback. 

 

It is not too late to take part. Follow this link and complete pages 1 to 4 now, you can pick up the link and complete pages 5 and 6 when you have the results in August. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GCSE_tier_results