I don’t know about you, but I have had enough of the hoo-ha about exam results day. When I got my O-level results and one token CSE – for this is how old I am – no one… Read More
Halfon calls for the scrapping of GCSEs. Parents, is it time we push for bold yet beneficial reform?
For many years now I have been telling my long-suffering partner that if I was the Head of Education for the world – or at least England – I would scrap GCSEs. My reasoning has always been the… Read More
Rescue Our Schools writer, Charlotte Wolf was interviewed on the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning, opening up the debate on whether GCSEs should be scrapped and what education is actually for? Watch here from 43:00 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002jmt/victoria-derbyshire-11022019
‘Miss, don’t worry. I’ve already been told I won’t get English or Maths so I don’t have a future.’ These words were said to me two years ago. This was a year 11 boy who had ADHD. I… Read More
A welcome shift: as students get their GCSE results this week, Rescue Our Schools ruminates on Ofsted’s apparent change of heart
It’s not often that Ofsted gets the thumbs up from Rescue Our Schools. But credit where credit is due. If the guardians of “high standards” really are going to place less stress on exam results — as the… Read More