Education

Controlled Assessment Needs Redrafting

As an English teacher, I am passionate about two things: my subject and the achievement of pupils in that subject. I am concerned, too, that pupils experience the subject in a way which will benefit them in the long run. For many, it will be an  A level choice, whilst for some, it will be…

A Level English Literature – are standards declining?

A level English Literature was criticised last week in a report by Ofqual. According to widespread media reporting, noticeably on the BBC and in The Independent (the latter being quite misleading in my view), A level English Literature has suffered from declining standards. Examination questions, argued Ofqual, have become too predictable, almost formulaic, and there…