(warning: this is a penis)
Yesterday, our dearest darling Gove made a unilateral decision to change the English GCSE. Not just a little bit though; he changed it a lot. Whereas the 14-16 year olds of England, Wales and Northern Ireland would previously have done Speaking and Listening to contribute towards a maximum of 20% of their English Language grade, as of November 2013, that will no longer be the case. It doesn’t end there though! The Information and Ideas section of the English Language exam, which would have been only 40% of the grade beforehand, will now make up 60% of the grade, to compensate for the 20% otherwise lost.
Here’s where it gets sticky. Most schools won’t have even thought about starting on Information and Ideas yet; after all, it was worth under half of the grade, therefore needed less than half the time spent on it. Now, however, students currently in Year 11 (such as myself), and therefore about to do their exams this coming May, have less than two terms to prepare for more than half of their Language grade. That doesn’t quite add up. So those students who would have suffered in the exam, but made up for it in their Speaking and Listening, will now not be able to achieve that extra 20% that may have been vital in order for them to pass, because it is no longer available.
So, to honour Gove’s almighty fuckery, I present you with this!
Having a great laugh from your excellent depictions of the Gove. If you have a chance please check out my MG pictures too (http://govephobia.tumblr.com/) - am happy that there are others keen on Gove bashing through Tumblr although I’ve joined the party a little late.
Woo, glad you like them! It’s just something we do as a bit of fun really. Having looked at your blog, I think you win the Gove manip race!
Hannaaaaah here you go.
Okay, slight deviation from the request, but hopefully Davros will do. Michael Goveros?
GUYS IF YOU WANNA LIKE SUBMIT GOVE FACE THINGS OR WHATEVER THAT’D BE COOL
Michael wove a web of lies about how he was going to “fix the education system.”