Is it not a pity that the Secretary of State for Education is lowering standards for English in his proposals for a national curriculum test?
This test discourages children from taking their English studies forward by promoting a passive 'right answer' approach rather than by encouraging enjoyment of our literature through intellectual engagement. Furthermore, the tests create a mismatch with GCSE requirements and will create an unnecessary diversion from a planned approach to study.
I am a concerned school governor and view the tests as detrimental to our children and the teaching of English.
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