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Are GCSEs pointless?

Sarah Best

18th February 2019

An article published by The Guardian recently explores whether GCSEs are fit still for purpose.

Robert Halfon, a member of the Education Select Committee, believes that GCSEs are ‘pointless’ and should be replaced in a radical overhaul of the British education system.

He suggests that both GCSEs and A Levels should be replaced by a mix of vocational and academic qualifications.

The following article could be used within the Education unit and could provoke an interesting discussion about the future of education.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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