Friday, June 08, 2007

exams are not important

"But how will your home educated child get proper qualifications?"

...rather begs the question of whether those qualifications are worth getting. GCSE Physics has become political and, according to one physics teacher, isn't actually about physics at all: http://www.wellingtongrey.net/articles/archive/2007-06-07--open-letter-aqa.html

Not a GCSE I'd want to touch with a bargepole... rather like the recent incarnation of New Scientist (which should berenamed New Environmentalist)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do they really ask those questions in physics tests? Weird.

BurningBright said...

I think exams are important, but it depends what is being assessed.