It’s been a long, hot exam season. But this year has seen even more pressures than usual, with the introduction of the new GCSEs and A levels. Testing and high stakes exams have become the new normal for our children – from baseline testing for 4 year olds, through to memorising large chunks of text for students taking English GCSE.
This isn’t the educational experience we think children need.
RoS contines to campaign vigorously against baseline testing 4 year olds, and our long-standing concerns about SATs featured in our last newsletter.
We want to know what you think about the new GCSEs and A Levels, so we can direct our campaign efforts most effectively.
They are very short, but include an option for you to comment freely on the new exams and the impact they have had for your children or pupils.
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