To be fair ..

12th July 2013 at 01:00

After reading Mark Taha's letter ("Just cut the ... bureaucracy", 5 July), two questions occur to me. First, if end-of-course tests discriminate against girls and continuous assessment discriminates against boys, shouldn't we, in the interest of fairness and gender equality, inflict both forms of assessment on all candidates? Second, is it purely coincidental that the next page's headlines concern school stress and student depression?

Tony Mills, Semi-retired languages tutor, Stockton-on-Tees.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now