Hola. Hope you are well.
As some of you may know, as well as being an unknown comedian, I also work in a school as a teaching assistant.
The child I work with has just started their GCSEs. GCSEs however have just been restructured, with pupils now taking exams at the end of the course, as opposed to the modular system which has been in place in recent years.
Under the modular system pupils would cover a certain part of the syllabus and then be tested on it, so would be continually assessed during their 2 years of GCSEs.
There are arguments for and against both systems but it does make me wonder how soon a political think tank will say this current exam based system is unfair and puts too much pressure on pupils to perform for a one-off exam and call for a system that more truly reflects a student’s ability over the 2 years.
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Til next time stay, safe!