Cram Schools Test Prep Exams are off — but that may be no bad thing – The Times

Exams are off — but that may be no bad thing – The Times



While I feel deeply sorry for this year’s batch of students, I hope that the government might take the shambles in education as an opportunity to have a good look at exams. They’re like relics of another age — a quaint tradition that has somehow plodded on despite no longer being fit for purpose. There has to be a better way of measuring a young person’s value than slapping a load of grades on them and pushing them out into the world, to thrive or fail according to how strangers felt they performed during a fortnight in June when they were 18.

I was good at exams — just so you know I’m not basing my argument on some long-festering perceived injustice — but I