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Studying, Revision and Exams: Are exams getting easier?
Ben Goldacre at The Guardian Newspaper (UK) points out that nobody can be sure if exams are actually getting any easier, because there is a lack of research into this area. This is an interesting article on a topical issue, that really brings to light that the 'exams are getting easier' debate is not actually based on research. Saying that exams are getting easier can be quite demoralising for students who are working hard to achieve their grades.
From the source: Pass rates are at 98%. A quarter of grades awarded were A or higher. This week every newspaper was filled with people asserting that exams are getting easier, and then other people asserting they are not. The question for me is always simple: how do you know?