Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It's nearly a week since the GCSE results and I'm still not sure I can write a reasoned and well thought-out response. I'm not a great believer in conspiracy theories but I can absolutely believe that the results would be altered to become a stick to beat schools by. It's pretty obvious to me working inside a school that this Government does not value teachers and loathes the current system. Believe me, it's not perfect and I do think GCSEs don't cover the same content as the old O-levels, resulting in a knock on effect on A-levels and the degrees, but changing the goalposts partway through the year is not fair on the students, before you even consider how the overall drop in results may be used as a stick to beat schools with.