Are SATs tests such a good idea?

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Every May, children in Year 6 at schools in England have to undergo SATs tests. These are a marker of a child’s understanding in basic maths and literacy, before they progress to secondary school. In 2013, the Department of Education added an extra test – in spelling and grammar – to those in reading, writing... Read more »

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Am I alone in thinking that exams be abolished?

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What student does not dread exams? To quote that famous educationalist (err, maybe not) Eminem “His palms are sweaty, knees weak”, and that certainly sums up how I feel about exams. As somebody still stuck in the education system, enduring important exams every summer, and taking time to enjoy what’s left of my long summer holiday... Read more »

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