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19.5% isn’t a GCSE maths pass, it’s a scam


THURSDAY last week was GCSE results day. As usual the MSM stonewalled the truth about our national examinations for 16-year-olds. This ‘good news’ story of a teaching assistant passing her maths GCSE at the fourth attempt enabling her to become a teacher is a case in point. Yet there is nothing to be excited or proud about here – rather it reflects the depth to which the bar to becoming a teacher has dropped. I am a professional teacher of secondary school mathematics and a GCSE maths examiner, and I know!

The long story short is that a 19.5 per cent mark is being sold as a ‘standard pass’. This is all that is required to obtainlevel 4/grade ‘C’ in GCSE maths. This isn’t a pass, it’s a scam.

In fact it is easily provable that a level 4 is, at best, a grade ‘D’ (fail) yet most UK institutions now recognise it as a ‘C’ (pass).

Here is my eight-minute full explanation including links to publicly available evidence:

If you’re too busy for this view and listen, here is my two-minute version.

This acceptance of such deception – the conning of ourselves that the media connive in – is why our country is in such a mess and we have become the most ignorant Brits ever!

It is not as though this information is not in the public domain. It is but nobody in authority wants to know.

Editor’s note: Tonight at 8pm Sarah Plumley will be giving a free public lecture titled ‘The inconvenient truth about GCSEs’.  She will be sharing responses from those taking this year’s maths GCSE. She will also be digging into the changes to German, French and Italian GCSEs, including  their unnecessary woke content and more evidence of dumbing down of standards. Lastly, she will cover the basic ‘SPaG’ problems that primary school children used to be able to cope with.

The link is here (Meeting ID: 828 6594 0432 Passcode: 683251) if you wish to sign in via Zoom to listen or participate. We will post the link to the full 60-minute lecture plus Q&A later this week.

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Sarah Plumley
Sarah Plumley
Sarah Plumley is a secondary school maths teacher and GCSE examiner. See her substack here for info about her future lectures, training nights and workshops.

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