Hi all, I work in adult education, teaching English. Obviously, as with everywhere, there are targets to be met however my priority has always been to motivate, inspire and educate. Recently, I have been told that I need to start "teaching to the exam" and obviously this means that I wouldn't be teaching my students all of the Functional Skills curriculum because it doesn't all come up in the exam e.g. students are required to learn the different sentence structures however they aren't asked in their exams about the different sentence structures. I never wanted to be the type of teacher who just taught students to pass exams and I refuse to be. However, this answer doesn't seem to be good enough. I'm worried that if I refuse to omit parts of the curriculum my employer will try to push me out because they seem to feel that teaching to the exam is the best way to improve targets. I'm not sure where I stand on this. I don't know what the exam board regulations are regarding this and the information is tricky to find on the internet especially as exam results have just been released so any mention of 'exam' to Google and it comes up with that. Does anyone have any advice, please?