The Education Select Committee is opening an inquiry into issues surrounding examinations from ages 15-19 including:
1The Government’s proposals for reform.
2The 2012 English GCSE results.
3The current plans for the administration and structure of the new GCSEs and A levels.
The Committee has asked for written submissions – no longer than two sides of A4.
Details about how to send submissions are here
This will be a chance to let the Education Committee know your views. Commenting on the thread describing the Headteachers’ Roundtable
proposal for an inclusive National Baccalaureate at age 18, FJM said it was perhaps time to “restrict public exams to the end of upper sixth [age 18]”.
This concurs with my view: English pupils are among the most-tested in the world. The OECD warned
three years ago there was too much emphasis on test results in England and this risked negative consequences.
Most of the rest of the developed world have graduation at 18. It’s time England followed their lead
. That will be my message to the Education Committee.
Thanks to Rebecca Hanson to drawing this to my attention.