Sunday 24th June 2012
David Cameron faces a simple choice in the row with Nick Clegg over Michael Gove’s proposals to bring back O-levels: Should he back his Education Secretary or the Deputy Prime Minister?
Earlier this week, news leaked out that Gove wants to scrap GCSEs because they’re too easy.
Instead of being asked to write essays, children are now expected to do multiple-choice questions – with many of the answers so obvious it’s impossible to fail.
Take the following question from a GCSE exam on Information and Communication Technologies: “Before switching on computer equipment, always … (a) Clean it; (b) Ask for help; (c) Check cables; or (d) Get a drink.” (To read more, click here.)
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