Ofsted: Teaching to the test hits GCSE resit grades

According to TES, colleges teaching to the test have been a contributing factor behind low GCSE grades in English and maths resits, an Ofsted director has said.

When asked about the English and maths resits policy at the launch of Ofsted’s annual report yesterday, national director for education Sean Harford hit out at classes that “are focusing on the exam questions in the first week, as opposed to actually teaching young people the English and maths they need”.

Students who experience a broad curriculum in the early years of their education are more likely to succeed at GCSE later on, Mr Harford said, adding that curriculum is “as important post-16” as it is in schools.

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