Could it be that Hogwarts’ exam system isn’t quite as wizard as we thought?

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Are you potty about the UK’s exam system? We’d bet our Nimbus 2000 that you’re probably not. And neither is your fellow muggle and FE teacher Andrew Otty.

This week, he asked: should our exam system be more like the one at Hogwarts? It’s not the first time that he’s used the wizarding world of Harry Potter as inspiration.

“In the past, when the topic of exam reform came up, I’ve wished that final assessments were more like the Triwizard Tournament, where nobody has a clue what the tests will involve,” he writes. But now that the GCSE system has now been reformed, and things have changed for ...

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