Thursday, 21 June 2012

Tapping Elitism

The Chairman hears GCSEs are to be dumped in favour of a return to O-levels and CSEs. Critics say it's a return to elitism in education. The Chairman says it's about time; we've seen the result of putting mediocrity on a pedestal and it has failed our children miserably. 

The London 2012 Festival - an inflatable Stonehenge - shades of Spinal Tap?

Talking of Stonehenge - I note the days are drawing in. Soon be winter...

1 comment:

  1. I certainly do not want to go back to CSEs. If employers get to understand just how worthless my CSEs are, I may never get another job!

    Having worked in the education sector, I agree that something needs to change. However, I feel that the exams sat at 16 are not the issue. The gulf between those who do well (more A grades every year) and those who do badly (huge numbers leave school with no GCSEs at all) is what needs to be addressed.