Gove’s exam reforms may still come off the rails

Education, Economy and Society

imagesYEARDIVDAfter months of concern, alarm  bells are ringing over accreditation of new A-level syllabuses

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/dec/02/headteachers-criticise-government-chaotic-a-level-reform-delays

Maths and further maths have been put back a year to 2017, while chemistry and English literature syllabuses, due to be taught from 2105  have yet to be given the green-light by Ofqual. With continued doubts  about the new GCSEs also due to begin in 2015 , Michael Gove’s  draconian examinations remain precarious even if Nicky Morgan appears to have been instructed to rubber stamp them.

Telling members that schools and colleges were ‘magnificently rising to the challenge’ Morgan  received a grilling at the Parliamentary Sub-Committee earlier this month on the timing, but also about the design of the new qualifications.

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news/examinations-follow-up/

While schools and colleges, even private sector headteachers, continue to be concerned about the pressures on schools in implementing another new set of changes, it’s vital that campaigners, practitioners and teacher unions continue to question…

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English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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