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New reformed GCSEs leave little room for thinking and deeper learning

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    The exam reforms were supposed to make the tests more challenging and rigorous but teachers claim that they have created a ‘teaching to the test’ environment, which encourages children to merely regurgitate the facts rather than create opportunities for creative thinking and deeper learning:

    ‘Most teachers say the reformed GCSEs do not reflect their pupils’ abilities as well as legacy qualifications, a survey by the largest teaching union has found.

    Results from the NEU poll, seen by Tes, show that that 54 per cent of GCSE teachers felt the revised qualifications were less accurate measures.

    Only 19 per cent thought the new exams were more accurate in demonstrating pupils’ abilities than the GCSEs they replaced.’

    What are your views? Are you surprised about the findings of the NEU survey?


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