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How does the new GCSE system work? 英國“會考”:GSCE 新體系有何變化?

文字稿

GCSE 是“General Certificate of Secondary Education 普通中等教育證書”的縮寫形式,相當于英國學生的“初中畢業文憑”。從前,GCSE 測試的成績從 A* 到 G 劃分。自今年起,英格蘭地區部分科目,包括英語(文學和語言)和數學,已采用9到1級的新數字評分制度,其中9級為“最優秀”。另有20門科目會在2018年采用新的評分體系,剩余科目也將于2019年陸續開始使用此評分標準。

This is the year when the reform set in train by Michael Gove start to affect England’s exam system. Changes which he promised would make the qualifications more ambitious with the intention of stretching the brightest pupils further.

In English language, English literature and maths, the GCSE content is now more demanding. For these subjects only, grades will go from a top 9 down to 1, instead of A* to G. A number 4 will count as a ‘standard pass’. Fewer teenagers will get the very top grade of 9.

In Wales, the A* to G system is being kept, although six GCSEs have been reformed. There are now two maths GCSEs: one aimed at numeracy needed for work or training, the other more advanced, abstract maths needed for some university courses.

詞匯表

set in train 啟動
qualifications 證書,文憑
intention 意圖,目的
stretching 挑戰某人的本領
demanding 要求高的,困難的
standard pass 及格
numeracy 計算能力
abstract 抽象的

測驗

請聽報道并回答下列問題。

1. What will a number 4 mean in the new GCSE grading system?

2. How is the new system affecting Wales?

3. True or false? In English literature, the GCSE content is now much easier.

4. Which word in the text means ‘areas of knowledge that you study at school, college or university’?

答案

1. What will a number 4 mean in the new GCSE grading system?
A number 4 will count as a ‘standard pass’ in the new exam system.

2. How is the new system affecting Wales?
In Wales, the A* to G system is being kept, although six GCSEs have been reformed.

3. True or false? In English literature, the GCSE content is now much easier.
False. In English literature, the GCSE content is now more demanding, which means it is harder.

4. Which word in the text means ‘areas of knowledge that you study at school, college or university’?
Subjects.

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