Thursday, 27 August 2009

Newnight education debate

Very interesting debate on education in tonight's edition of newsnight. Thought the Teacher that they had on underlined the problem best. A C grade in english 10 years ago was around the same standard as an A grade now and today's C grade would have only got an E 10 years ago. A drastic adjustment on standards needs to undertaken by the next administration (Ed Balls is going to do 'sweet FA' as his article in the guardian showed. The League tables here mean bugger all, the fact that we are slipping down the international league tables in English, Maths and Science is far more important.


  1. They wouldn't have known what hit them with GCE O-Levels and A-Levels back in the 50's, 60's and 70's as is always clear when they set today's crop of A graders down to try to complete one of the exam papers from back then.

  2. It's changed drastically since I lrft 12 years ago, I left with mainly B's then. I'd be looking at bloody A*'s now, sodding ridiculous.