Tag Archives: Test (assessment)

Mr Gove Makes A Statement

Today in parliament, Michael Gove announced changes to the National Curriculum and to the 16+ examination system. Mr Gove admitted that he was wrong. He accepted the views of others and backed down on his proposals to replace GCSEs with … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Gove ………..

Sometimes a newspaper article strikes a chord with its readers to the extent that they feel a need to comment. One such article is today’s piece about Michael Gove in the Guardian, written by Suzanne Moore. At the point of … Continue reading

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Reinvent Education not Reform

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Well, congratulations Mr Gove, you’ve done it again! A few months ago, you essentially told my youngest son that the qualifications he was currently studying for were worth less than the paper they were written on. Today, you are telling … Continue reading

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A Compelling Tale

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Here’s a short polemic for the weekend regarding the state of our nation’s education system. My son and his friend informed me this morning that they had both passed their maths GCSE with a ‘B’ grade. My natural response was … Continue reading

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End of Term, and School Memories

What was your greatest achievement at school? What is your strongest memory from your school days? Perhaps you were one of those people who succeeded academically and revelled in the day when you could walk to school to collect your … Continue reading

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