I think exams are an essential element of any self-respecting education system, and the most important thing we can do for our young people is send them out into the world with a pocketful of decent grades. But of course some schools take this too far. For any younger readers, here are 6 signs that your school might be over-egging the exam pudding:
- The maths teachers you have in Key Stage 4 are different to the Maths teachers that your siblings have in Key Stage 3
- Lots of the more challenging students who were in your class in Y7 have since left, probably during Year 10
- You are expected to perform two grades higher in your coursework as in your exams
- Your knowledge of mark schemes is as good as your knowledge of subject content
- Exam bootcamps are funded, but you have to pay for other trips yourself
- You are licensed to drive a computer in Europe.