All national exams should be abolished for children under 16 because the stress caused by over-testing is poisoning attitudes towards education, according to an influential teaching body.
In a remarkable attack on the government’s policy of rolling national testing of children from the age of seven, the General Teaching Council is calling for a ‘fundamental and urgent review of the testing regime’. In a report it says exams are failing to improve standards, leaving pupils demotivated and stressed and encouraging bored teenagers to drop out of school.
The attack comes in a study submitted to the House of Commons education select committee and passed to The Observer. The council says that schoolchildren in England are now the most tested in the world, facing an average of 70 tests and exams before the age of 16. Standard Assessment Tests, or Sats, currently taken by children at the ages of seven, 11 and 14, should be abolished, it concludes.
It says: ‘The GTC continues to be convinced that the existing assessment regime needs to be changed.’
The submission, which has emerged as more than a million teenagers sit their GCSEs and A-levels, says teachers are being forced to ‘drill’ pupils to pass tests instead of giving a broad education.
Some are under such pressure from trying to keep schools at the top of league tables that they have gone further and fiddled results or helped children to cheat, according to Keith Bartley, chief executive of the council, the independent regulatory body set up by the government in 2000.
There’s a wall infront of everyone’s eyes which can’t be broken by a hammer but can be perished by love
Many of the viewers of this blog will criticise me to remind this traumatic day on which the terrorist group Al-Qaeda attacked the world trade centre of the USA. But it is what it is. No one can change the date or the things happened. Although we should not look upon the pictures of people jumping out from the building or the planes crashing into it i.e the bad memories but instead we should always remember the moment of togetherness when this excruciating situation arised.
It was a moment when the people around the globe irrespective of their caste, race, gender, sex or religion came together, not only in the United States of America but all around world, to put their prayers and thoughts into practice and loudly emboss it on the chest of our mother Earth “we are united”
It shows that whether we are fighting, spreading chaos, polluting or swearing each other we are the sons of the nature and no matter where we live wether it’s a quarter mile away or half way across the world, we’ll fight together
The great change brings you a request to show the support of this union by putting #UnitedForChange in any of your blog
For those who tell me when to wake up.
For those who tell me what to wear
For those who judge me by my style
For those who interfere between my convos
For those who pull me in their small mentality like a crab
For those who want me to do a desk job
For those who don’t want me to do anything Phenomenal
For those who think I’m very egoistic
For those who have nothing better to do than to judge the world
I’ve two words for them…..
DEAL WITH IT
The River Ganges or Ganga is perhaps the holiest river in any religion. Though equally polluted, it bears immense significance to the Hindus. Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier at Gaumukh in the Indian Himalayas at 4,100 meters above sea level, and flows 2,525 km across northern India before meeting the Bay of Bengal in the east India and Bangladesh. As a river, the Ganga contributes to more than 25 per cent of India’s total water resources.
Besides being a sacred river, Ganga is also worshiped as a deity in Hinduism and respectfully referred to as ‘Gangaji’ or ‘Ganga Maiya’ (Mother Ganga).
The various myths associated with Ganga and staunch Hindu beliefs associated with the river sanctify it as a goddess. Hindus view goddess Ganga as a fair complexioned beautiful woman wearing a white crown with a water lily and a water pot in her hands, and riding her pet crocodile.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is an Arsenal player no more.
The winger’s six-year spell at the Emirates Stadium came to an end on Thursday as Liverpool concluded a deal that could reach £40m.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “I’m currently away with England, so I’m at St George’s Park. Firstly, I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank-you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help.
The move comes after Oxlade-Chamberlain turned down the chance to join the Premier League champions, Chelsea.
With one year remaining on his contract at Arsenal, the 24-year-old has been allowed to leave the club, who risked losing him for nothing next summer.
The Gunners can rightfully claim a solid piece of business, commanding a very large fee for a player who has seldom been a guaranteed starter during his time in London.
Liverpool fans will be very excited about their new acquisition, who adds more attacking menace to a side that have already brought in Mohamed Salah this window and clinched an agreement for RB Leipzig’s Naby Keïta to join next summer.
Liverpool are said to be still pursuing a deal for AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, while the insistence remains that they will not sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona before the transfer deadline closes on Thursday evening.
However, Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi could all leave the club.
Everyday we get up from bed in a hope of a new light
Everyday we scuffle to make things right
We hope for a new day to come
Increasing our workrate to get out of this scum
The day has past and the night makes it’s way
Death is the only tax which is given to all of us to pay
Citylights has been flooding all over the sky
Into what is untrue and makes our life a lie
We’re just doing what’s in our range
So stop preaching the words because nothing’s gonna change
We say that we’re free and we have some rules
The world has turned in an asylum by all the fools
The earth isn’t existing by problems that we deny
It is breathing till now just by our lie
We like each other only to be stabbed by a knife
We live is not a free but a WIRED LIFE