Tag Archives: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Mud Turtles and Multiple Intelligences – More Thoughts on Examinations

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We’ve already tweeted a link to this Guardian magazine piece by Lucy Mangan, but for those who missed it here’s a brief overview, plus a few of our own thoughts on ‘credentialism’: Sitting exams is a game, and the game … Continue reading

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GCSEs: Which Side Are You On?

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First the good news. The Guardian published an article this week posing the question, “What is the point of GCSEs?” http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/19/are-gcses-still-relevant-education-training-age-18 It has followed this up with a column in todays’s paper written by Peter Wilby:   GCSEs are obsolete … Continue reading

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Forces for Change in our System of Education

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Does he do it simply to ingratiate himself with the dinosaurs, the flog ’em and hang ’em elements within (and beyond) his party, or does Michael Gove really believe that our first response to poor behaviour in schools should be … Continue reading

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Educators of the world unite . . .

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There’s been a call for an educational revolution. Perhaps Russell Brand, amongst others, might join the ranks of thinkers and professionals who believe that a revolution in education is needed in this country, and beyond. We need to see some … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

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The beginning of a new month, a new school year and a new set of challenges or opportunities in the shape of a new National Curriculum. We’ve finally had a summer that has lived up to its name – with … Continue reading

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