Interesting Fact - Education

Tests for grammar school entrance (11 plus), which are taken by thousands of British children every year, are to be overhauled in a bid to stop over-coached children winning places.

(Demand for places in grammar schools is off the scale, with some reporting 13 applications for every place. Well off parents invest thousands on tutors to get their kids through the exams, the problem is, rather than having a natural ability  they struggle to keep up with lessons once they are in school and need extra help all the time.

The review will consider is whether selection should be based in part on assessment by teachers and head teachers, rather than relying solely on test results.

What a radical thought.  Actually talking to the child!)


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