Official figures released yesterday show that the proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade has fallen for the first time in the exam’s history.
The current education system, under the impression the youth of Britain epitomize stupidity, seems to consist of a condescending series of spoon-feeding stages in a one-dimensional standardisation of children.
If you wish to change something, abolish exams completely, instead of making them more stressful for us.
British school children are in school for just a few hours five days a week for around 38/40 weeks a year. It really doesn’t add up to very much overall so why do we allow so much of that precious time to be wasted?
Graham Stuart, Conservative MP and chairman of the Education select committee, intervened in Michael Gove’s speech yesterday to say that The Secretary of State wants more rigorous exams that more people pass.
A few facts. Last year almost 70% of 16 year olds achieved at least 5 GCSE passes with grades A*-C. And 58% of GCSE sitters got 5 good passes including English and maths.
As a student from a middling state school approaching the end of my time in higher education, I think A-level examinations set by university lecturers could be seriously damaging for both the aspirations and the achievements of those at less successful schools.
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