Missing the Mark is about a BIG PROBLEM with the grades awarded for the annual nationwide school exams in England, which are taken by about 1.2 million 16, 17 and 18 year-olds in a variety of subjects.
DescriptionBy Dennis Sherwood
Missing the Mark is about a BIG PROBLEM with the grades awarded for the annual nationwide school exams in England, which are taken by about 1.2 million 16, 17 and 18 year-olds in a variety of subjects. The results are announced in August, when a total of about 6 million grades will be awarded. Of which about 1.5 million will be wrong. There are more wrong grades than there are candidates, so on average, every candidate in the country will have at least one wrong grade. But no one knows which grades are wrong; nor can anyone every find out, for there is no appeal.
- Reveals 1 in 4 school exam grades in England is wrong
- Affects ONE MILLION GSCE, AS-Level and A-Level students every year
- Relevant to English students, parents, teachers, universities and employers
- Easy to follow text with 50 graphs and 15 tables
- Recommends new ways to improve exam reliability
- Solutions work for essay-based exams across the world
Published in 2022 by Canbury Publishing
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About the Author
Dennis Sherwood is a management consultant with experience of solving complex problems. He has a Physics Masters from the University of Cambridge, an MPhil in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and a PhD in biology from the University of California in San Diego. After being a consulting partner at Deloitte Haskins + Sells, and Coopers & Lybrand, he became an executive director at Goldman Sachs. He now runs his own business, The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company Limited, specializing in organizational creativity and innovation. He is author of 14 books, including:
- Creativity for Scientists and Engineers
- How to be Creative: A Practical Guide for the Mathematical Sciences
- Strategic Thinking Illustrated: Strategy Made Visual Using Systems Thinking
- Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking