Janet Downs: Are GCSEs becoming irrelevant?
“It seems to me both inhumane and idiotic to consume four years of adolescence preparing for and sitting public examinations. When I try to explain this peculiarly British idiosyncrasy to my overseas clients, they look at me in frank astonishment. If Michael Gove wants to borrow from abroad, he might consider adopting a policy – widespread elsewhere – of a ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Janet Downs: "The Institute for Fiscal Studies points out that England is out-of-step with most other countries. Let's hope Mr Gove actually reads the international evidence instead of just saying he does. "England is actually rather unusual in having a high stakes ......"Comment + Debate