OK, I''ll put my neck on the line and be told I am a silly whatsit but did anyone else feel the (usually) good WJEC/Eduqas board were disingenuous with this paper?
Question 1 in section A "Explain one strength of conducting research online" - it was not on the specification so why is it on the paper?
From looking at the ticks by the questions, the students answered it well enough but why have Eduqas put this question there when it was not on the spec to teach it? I have checked the spec it is NOT there.
I have always thought quite highly of WJEC ( in England Eduqas) because of their clarity of questions and they do what they say on the tin.
Another thing that got to me is how they geared all the study question on this to Kholberg and no Milgram at all......
The heavy emphasis on personal investigations - when they have no way of knowing if the students even did an investigation..... not me, but I have heard a few stories of how some one has done these "hypothetically" and just taught the factors involved by rote.
I had one hell of a headache with these as my school isnt big and we simply do not have the facilities to do all their investigations. Food choices are limited in the school by what the kitchen put on a meal of the day. Its that or salad
Similarly this year with the IQ question...... but thats another story - has anyone really thought through the ethics and issues of conducting IQ tests with school participants ( sixth form and teachers)? I am uncomfortable with this but dare not raise it in the facebook group.
Finally, the emphasis on questions on the exam paper for personal investigations seems disproportionate - or can someone enlighten me , with a decent debate, not a superior " well I thought it was OK" answer? I am sure mine didnt do badly, I just am not keen on what Eduqas have panned out ( and it doesnt really look like the SAMS either)