There Is More to Education Than Exams
Greene, Tom, The Independent (London, England)
Today represents the end of a journey from hours (or not) of revision to a single capitalised letter with implications for the future. It's results day! For many students it brings a reality check to a summer of post-exam indulgence, and for everyone else the annual Rumble in the Jungle over exam results begins.
In the red corner is Chris Wood-head, the former chief inspector of schools. On Monday he said that GCSEs and A-levels had become "less challenging" and "not fit for purpose". Squaring up to him in the blue corner is School's Minister Jim Knight - "This, like many myths surrounding the exams, is nonsense."
The argument is once again set - ex-school …
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