Inspectors to mark down ‘exam factory’ schools that focus on teaching pupils to pass GCSEs and A levels at the expense of art and drama
- Exam results will be replaced by ‘quality of education’ measure to rate them
- Schools that don’t offer rich range of subjects and education will be downgraded
- Source said inspector wants to change culture that is ‘betraying a generation’
A new inspection framework for schools will try to stamp out a culture that crams children with knowledge for tests instead of giving them a rich education.
These exam factory style places of learning will be marked down by school inspectors as they only ‘narrowly teach to the test’ and do not give pupils the chance to learn a variety of subjects including art and drama.
Music and sport are also named as subjects that are often under taught to get children through exams and keep school’s achievement levels high.