It’s only fair to talk about something that you can relate to. I’m sure by the end of my presentation you would be saying “Don’t get me started on”.
Controlled Assessments! Tell me about it. It practically gets on my nerves ALL the time. Ironically, I’m doing one right now. This proves how this is such a pressing issue for us at this time. It clearly gives us unnecessary stress and anxiousness until the daunting marking process is done.
The exam board: the least they can do is giving us some breathing space in between assessments. There’s literally like 4/5 every month! What also annoys me is the ridiculous task planning forms we receive. They are useless and the process to filling them out is even more outrageous. There’s a word limit and the “brief” notes, they really don’t help you in any way so there’s absolutely NO point what-so-ever in having one of those annoying things.
The immense amounts of papers we have to file up: The files weigh so much and they paper we get is so much, that it’s hard to keep track of things. And what’s even worse is when different tasks get mixed up with each other causing a mini tornado in your folder.
The task: This is one of the most stressful and nerve-wrecking part of the process. The anticipation to the task and the guidelines kill me. It’s so annoying how crazy the task can make you go. Then the additional tension of the dreadful task-planning form.
The Back-to-Back assessments: the amount of controlled assessments in one year is ridiculous. We have so many
The stressed atmosphere we have to write these assessments in. It's so quiet like an exam so why not just call it an exam to make it more simple? Instead they give it a name "controlled assessments" where it's actually counted towards your final grade and yet the name sounds so unassuming as though it is a fun thing to do where actually, it is a percentage of your FINAL GCSE grade.
There's also the fact that