Petition to Pearson Edexcel, Ofqual, Damian hinds
Edexcel A Level Maths Paper 3 Leak Solution: Void Paper 3 entirely
As a response to Edexcel’s statement, published on 18th June 2019, I propose that there can be only one fair solution to the A level maths paper 3 leak if resitting is not an option: paper 3 is voided in its entirety. To quote Edexcel, “blacked out images of two exam questions from our A level Maths Paper 3 on Statistics and Mechanics appeared on social media before the exam on Friday 14 June had begun.” The fact of the matter is that the whole paper was up for sale for £70, and more than those two questions were circulated. The BBC published an article on 15th June 2019 that included images of more than the two questions that Edexcel refer to. There is no way to accurately determine who saw what parts of the paper due to the nature of social media. The possibility of removing two questions is completely inadequate. This isn’t about grade boundaries. This is about equality and fairness. By voiding the paper, there is complete fairness to all those who sat the paper. No one is disadvantaged or advantaged in any way. Removing two questions hurts those individuals that may have fairly gained marks in those questions and consequently lost out on marks elsewhere in the paper. The paper and the circumstances around it are now contaminated, and so validating anything from the paper is flawed. A truly ‘level playing field,’ even with various adjustments to how the paper is marked, can never be achieved, because there are too many variables at play. Sign this petition if you truly believe in fairness and justice. This exam affects lives and could be the factor that alters people’s futures. Thank you. https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/demo/en/about-us/news-and-media.news.html?article=/content/demo/en/news-policy/press-releases/2019/a-level-maths-letter-to-parents-students https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48646682
Petition to The Government
A change in the A-level Assessment
Due to my own personal experiences and seeing that of other around me, I feel it really harsh that all exams are linear, and all 100% lie in the last year of sixth form. I feel like this puts too much pressure on students to do well, which may even make them perform worse. Alternatively, exams taken over the course of 2 years which both add up towards a final grade could help decrease stress and overall help students perform better.
Petition to Edexcel
What will Edexcel actually do about the A-Level maths leak?
The entire Edexcel mathematics paper 3 exam was leaked. Not just 2 "blacked out" questions like they claim. The whole paper. Edexcel has stated that they have "well-established processes "to ensure a fair assessment of students ability. I think we have the right to know exactly what these "well-established processes" are. I, as well as many others, cannot see a way in which grades can ever be fairly assigned. This is a complete disgrace and action is required. Please support this petition: this is not one complaining of the difficulty of paper 2, this is not a petition trying to force Edexcel's hand in the matter, this is a petition to fully understand what Edexcel will do, and will act as a basis on what to do on the matter in the future. Don't let an exam board hinder your future, please sign up and share. Thank you.
Petition to Edexcel
Get Edexcel to make another C4 test and get a retake this year or lowering of boundaries.
This year the A level maths Exam core 4 (C4) got leaked (the picture), same happened last year with no consequences, with a lot of people getting the paper before the exam and were able to obtain answers. Putting the rest of us at a disadvantage. Edexcel have released a statement from which one can infer that little to no action will be taken, and the only result I see is that the grade boundaries will go way higher and make it harder to obtain good results. After getting messages from friends and online I have decided to add an option of lowering the grade boundaries, not the usual 1 or 2 mark reduction but a massive reduction such as 15-19 marks as this would help the non cheaters and give a fairer result. To all the signers and supporters please share the this petition around to make sure Edexcel notices and acts appropriately