A 1960s education for the 21st century

29th June 2012 at 01:00

Given that most able pupils are going to carry on with their studies up to 18 in at least some chosen subjects, why not require them to take exams at 16 only in the core subjects that they propose to drop? That would encourage breadth in learning to 16, while giving students the space for deeper learning. Now that would be truly revolutionary.

Kevin Stannard, Director of innovation and learning, the Girls' Day School Trust.

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