https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...hey-face-greater-scrutiny-over-substance-what Chief inspector Amanda Spielman says that schools should not simply train pupils to answer exam questions Ofsted has warned schools that it will be tightening its focus on the curriculum. In a speech this week, chief inspector Amanda Spielman told schools not to overlook the importance of a balanced curriculum in their efforts to achieve high exam results. “Important as exam results are, we must not allow curriculums to be driven just by GCSEs and A levels, or by what students believe will help them get the highest grades,” she said. “It is the substance of education that ultimately creates and changes life chances, not grade stickers from exams. What you study matters, not just the grade points. “So I am determined to make sure that the curriculum gets the proper attention it deserves.” Ms Spielman revealed that Ofsted's review of the curriculum in schools and colleges had already raised "a lot of interesting questions". Does anyone, like me, feel a sense of despair reading this?