But may I seek clarification on some of the content, please?
Firstly, you state:
…more than one grade could well be a legitimate reflection of a student’s performance and they would both be a sound estimate of that student’s ability at that point in time…
If this is indeed the case:
- Why is only a single grade awarded, and why does only a single grade appear on the candidate’s certificate?
- What is the status of any other legitimate reflection of a student’s performance that does not appear on the certificate?
- How many other legitimate grades might there be?
- What advice would you offer university admissions officers (and indeed all others who might take grades into consideration) as to how best to take this statement into account when seeking to make fair decisions, especially in today’s climate of recognising the importance of contextual admissions?
Secondly, you also state:
…This is not new…
- Why have you not long since solved the problem?
- And, most importantly, why have you not hitherto informed schools, universities, colleges, employers, parents and the students themselves that more than one grade could well be a legitimate reflection of a student’s performance is the true situation?
Yours sincerely ,