Warning over exam changes

Daily Echo: Warning over exam changes Warning over exam changes

PLANS to scrap GCSEs in favour of a return to Olevels could damage the prospects for Southampton’s children, the city’s new education boss has warned.

Cllr Sarah Bogle said Tory Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to axe the qualifications within three years runs the risk of overloading schools already struggling to cope with a raft of changes.

The new Labour city council Cabinet member said: “Gove seems to be on permanent revolution mode. I don’t want to see Southampton children losing out from this throwback to the past.”

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2:23pm Fri 22 Jun 12

Saints+Wigan fan says...

Great Idear lets go backwards with education ....
Great Idear lets go backwards with education .... Saints+Wigan fan

2:26pm Fri 22 Jun 12

localnews says...

do you need better qualifications to sign on now then
do you need better qualifications to sign on now then localnews

2:58pm Fri 22 Jun 12

tootle says...

Having had 2 children go through Southampton State schools I would suggest our new shiny Education Boss puts more effort into giving our children an education and less into making Labour soundbites. Things change all the time - staying sane means being a judge of which directives you need, you have to implement and can be ignored.
Having had 2 children go through Southampton State schools I would suggest our new shiny Education Boss puts more effort into giving our children an education and less into making Labour soundbites. Things change all the time - staying sane means being a judge of which directives you need, you have to implement and can be ignored. tootle

5:11pm Fri 22 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

Don't go back to O Level, just change GCSE to ASBO, then the majority of kids will be well qualified to get a job!
Don't go back to O Level, just change GCSE to ASBO, then the majority of kids will be well qualified to get a job! IronLady2010

10:08pm Fri 22 Jun 12

good-gosh says...

The purpose I believe is to improve standards. Seems very odd for Southampton to oppose this aim. And odder to cite school overload (whatever that means?) as the objection.
The purpose I believe is to improve standards. Seems very odd for Southampton to oppose this aim. And odder to cite school overload (whatever that means?) as the objection. good-gosh

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