Has anyone else read about these? Have just read that the following appeared on a Government official website Every year 18,000 secondary school pupils will be randomly selected to take additional Maths and English tests. These exams will be used to measure if schools are actually improving, or just getting better at teaching children how to pass GCSEs. The first National Reference Tests will start next March." Er what do we make of that? Can you imagine what will happen? Who will choose the "lucky" participants. I do hope the chosen ones will give of their best and not say copy out the lyrics of their favourite music like my friend did instead of her Latin exam.