The worst thing about Progress 8


It’s Geography, that’s the worst thing about Progress 8, just Geography. One of the schools I work in is more deprived and urban than most, they do well in English, did well in Maths previously so can do it again, same for science and I can see them doing alright with modern foreign Languages, (it’s multicultural London). At a squeeze I imagine them doing well in History, it can be made interesting and relevant, but for the life of me looking at our children and the worlds they seem to inhabit I cannot conceive of how, in a million years, that Geography could be made to reach them.

The new Progress 8 measure has eight slots to be filled, the first two can only be filled with English and Maths, the last three can be filled with a shorter list than before of what many call ‘mickey mouse’ subjects like…

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