Janet Downs: Reform will make exams system “on a par with the world’s best”. That’s the rhetoric, but what’s the reality?
Education Secretary, Michael Gove, says his planned GCSE reforms will ensure “the exams system is rigorous, respected and on a par with the world's best.” But is this true? No other high-performing jurisdiction*, apart from little Singapore, has high-stakes tests at 16+. Those countries that use assessment at 16, usually to decide upper-secondary routes, restrict the tests to a small number ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Christopher Newman: "14-18 "A New Vision for Secondary Education " I intend to study again after following this thread. The arbitrary grade C ....why should grade D signify failure! So Michael Gove is going to task a teacher , either university ......"Comment + Debate