Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums: Opinion

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums: Opinion

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What do you make of the EBac Certificate?

What are your thoughts on this new exam? Is the three-hour exam a good idea? What about the shake-up of the top grades?

JP^F1

Any system that relies on a candidate regurgitating learned material on to paper in an exam only tests one aspect of intelligence. Times have moved on, and powers of analysis and synthesis are more important than ready recollection of facts.huevosrancheros

Why not just give all children a proper educational psychologist's report if we really want to know their strengths, weaknesses and aptitudes instead of another opportunity to teach to written tests like barking memory sticks?

Ke^z101

God help my special needs students. Nothing for them here. Consigned to the dustbin of life again. Cobblers.

grumpydogwoman

Will this new exam mean that the examination of English language skills will be totally separated from the examination of knowledge or understanding of English literature? …

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