Len Shackleton writes in The Daily Telegraph
The piece outlines “complaints about A-levels. The latest suggestion is that there should be a single national awarding body for schools examinations.”
“Many of the problems faced are either intrinsic to the services involved, or the result of ham-fisted government regulation” says Len.
“Exam boards have been great innovators, bringing new approaches to dry subjects, experimental syllabuses involving enthusiastic students, teachers and outside bodies, and novel forms of assessment. They should be given greater freedom to pursue innovation in the future rather than scrapped. Nationalisation and monopoly is no more the solution in education than in any other industry or service.”
Read the full piece here.