Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Testing? In the new world of academies, testing will be 'The Curriculum'.

Why is the testing getting harder and more stressful? Because it's a build-up to the time when there is no National Curriculum (i.e. when it's all academies) and the only way central government can control education, schools and the philosophy behind schooling, is through the exam system. 

Harder, tougher, more stressful is 'good', because it takes up more time and has a knock-on effect in teaching to the test, filling up school-time with test-time, pre-test time, pre-test test time.

The headline for 'Academisation' should also say, 'Exams take over the curriculum'.