Let’s get rid of exams by Barnaby Lenon

The best argument for getting rid of exams is that they having a bad effect on society by strongly suggesting that the only way of being successful in life is doing well in academic qualifications. They prioritise the cognitive elite at the expense of those who have completely different talents, especially those David Goodhart calls... Continue Reading →

A-level Results 2020 by Barnaby Lenon

Has A-level grading been a disaster? Yes for a significant minority of pupils. The Ofqual algorithm did not use centre assessment grades for most pupils, it used historic grades.  Individual pupils who are at the bottom of the rank orders, but are in fact better than their predecessors, have suffered. On the other hand, the... Continue Reading →

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