A level students across Pakistan demand that Cambridge review their results
The ongoing pandemic has adversely affected the normal lives of all the individuals across the globe. So, one of the sectors which have been heavily impacted is the education sector which had to revamp the entire teaching methodologies and also had to revise the already placed standards for grading the kids. One such sector that the pandemic is wrecking havoc on is the education system in Pakistan. A levels students are particularly affected after their disappointing results.
A Levels students across Pakistan are disappointed with Cambridge for their unexpected CIE results
The new methodology to calculate the grades has been criticized by A level students who received their Cambridge results recently
They basically asserted that they can not figure out the way Cambridge has assessed their performance in a certain subject.
bermuda triangle is the second unsloved mystery, how cambridge be giving us predicted grades still remains the first.
— Hasman (@whyyhassan) August 11, 2020
A lot of them joked about the way the Cambridge students had been ditched by their board
cambridge when they saw students with straight A's in first year and gave them 💞 C's 💞 pic.twitter.com/gSbtHIntmH
— hamdan (@dan09h) August 11, 2020
students: “so on what basis did u award ur students with grades?”
cambridge after asking siri to pick a random letter from A-U: pic.twitter.com/vzzv4L8VvJ
— most palone (@skrthsn) August 11, 2020
What happened between people at Cambridge when deciding the grades. pic.twitter.com/xoqhHDkim5
— كانزي ⍟ (@K4nzyy) August 11, 2020
The infuriated students could NOT really stop themselves from expressing their anger
— nour (@avocadopuppet) August 11, 2020
A few even suggested that Cambridge had used a random letter generator to assign the grades to the kids
Cambridge leaked their statistical standardisation tool pic.twitter.com/tcghW4MqJn
— Raamiz (@itsnotrameez) August 11, 2020
There were students who highlighted the similar discrepancy in the results generated by the tje local intermediate board, as well
They also went on to draw a comparison between the Cambridge and FSC students by stating that this is the first time that the CIE kids have experienced the same amount of uncertainty and unpredictability regarding their grades.
Cambridge students got unfair grades for the first time and they lost their shit. But Matric and Inter students deal with this every year. Our grades and marks depend on our luck and the mood of the examiner. He could cross half of your paper and you can't even challenge it
— Oshaz (@ThisIsOshaz) August 11, 2020
Cambridge students getting unfair grades for the first time.
Matric/inter students : pic.twitter.com/Ww1937FvKr
— tahoor Stan acc (@schwifty1122) August 11, 2020
A few teachers also called out the Cambridge body by stating that it has committed an academic crime in the name of predicted grades
fuck cambridge pic.twitter.com/IGhcmO8vXt
— teejay (@dilmaydard) August 11, 2020
The students along with many others bombarded social media with memes demanding a re-evaluation into the grading
abolish cambridge 2020??? pic.twitter.com/WKFvUJbIV1
— 𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚🦋 (@ewitsdalia) August 11, 2020
— 𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚🦋 (@ewitsdalia) August 11, 2020
— 𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐚 🕊 (@adorencityy) August 11, 2020
— Lilia (@Liliaamara2) August 11, 2020
While a lot of students were expressing their anger over the CIE issue, there were students who said that this result has motivated them to give their best in the October/November session
maybe it’s a good thing that i got a bad result, it’s given me motivation to go for oct/nov. i don’t care if it won’t matter, i did not deserve this. i know i can do better and i will, even if its just to prove how fucked up this cambridge system is and how unfair this result was
— Mohkum (@TheMohkum) August 11, 2020
Do you think the students have unfairly marked and the grades assigned are not a true reflection of their performance? Let us know in the comments below.
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