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Francis Gilbert: Schools need to sign up to the #ModBac curriculum now! It’s aspirational, inclusive, personalised, student-centred and motivating…

We all have to admit it; the current exam system does not prepare students properly for 21st century; it’s almost entirely structured around dubious assessments of children’s writing in silence on bits of paper, and does not embrace the sorts of skills people need in this fast-changing world. Michael Gove’s solution is to introduce more “do or die” exams, cut ... read more and comment →

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Latest comment by Janet Downs: "The ModBac is a superior alternative to Gove's proposed reforms of GCSE. It allows a broad curriculum up to age 16 with achievement recognised at all levels. It also allows progression at 16+. The ModBac website says their philosophy ......"

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Janet Downs: Would the ModBac be a better qualification for all 16 year olds?

Andy Burnham is expected to promote the Modern Baccalaureate at the Labour Party Conference today.  The ModBac is an alternative to Mr Gove’s EBacc which expects pupils to achieve GCSEs C and above in English, maths, two sciences, a foreign language and one humanities subject: geography or history.  The EBacc has been criticised for leaving out creative and technology subjects, and ... read more and comment →

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Latest comment by David: "Is a child who achieves four GCSE's all at A grades a failure? Is a child who achieves B passes in Maths, Physics and Chemistry a failure? Over to you Mr 'simplistic' Gove...."

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