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Thursday, November 25th, 2010

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2:02p
I worry about the reading comprehension skills of people who teach, or at least used to teach until recently. The education white paper contains the paragraph:
When young people compete for jobs and enter the workplace, they will be expected to communicate precisely and effectively so we think that changes in the last decade to remove the separate assessment of spelling, punctuation and grammar from GCSE mark schemes were a mistake. We have asked Ofqual to advise on how mark schemes could take greater account of the importance of spelling, punctuation and grammar for examinations in all subjects.

Katharine Birbalsingh seems to have understood this to mean:
Children now have to know how to spell and use grammar properly to pass their GCSE exams.

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