Tests regraded

20th October 1995 at 01:00
* Class sizes are getting too big for teachers to deliver the national curriculum, the Government's former curriculum adviser said in a television documentary this week, writes Diane Hofkins.

Duncan Graham, one-time chairman and chief executive of the former National Curriculum Council, said on Granada TV's World in Action that the curriculum had been designed with classes of 25 in mind. "The further you go beyond 30 the greater the difficulties become. Beyond 35 I would question whether you really are getting any kind of value for money," he said.

But Chris Woodhead, the chief inspector, and former chief executive of the NCC's successor, the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, told a press conference that SCAA had felt its new, slimmed-down curriculum could be taught in the classes which exist across the country.

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