Archive for February 2011

Are examination results getting better?

It is reported that examination results are getting better every year. Teachers and parents know the reality. Below are some of the reasons why more students are doing well in public examinations. reduction in the content of the specifications (syllabus); pressure on teachers to teach students mainly to pass examinations; counting some vocational qualifications, including…

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Saturdays should be for sports and fun – really!

Young people should play rugby, football, go for a music lesson or go dancing or singing on a Saturday, and not go for extra classes. I run Saturday Schools in London and the Home Counties, and I think this sort of provision shouldn’t really exist. However, the reality is that, sadly, the education system is…

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