Exams should use simpler language and have hard questions at the end to avoid ‘demotivating’ pupils, Ofqual has said.
It is, of course, the drive for 'equality'. The wrong sort, naturally.
Plans to boost ‘equality’ say GCSE and A-level papers must not disadvantage diverse groups such as migrants.
The regulator also wants papers to avoid mentioning ‘contexts’ some pupils may be unfamiliar with, such as travel or social experiences.
Or being able to go from one postcode in London to another without being stabbed?
The advice will not apply where complex language and cultural knowledge is tested, like in English and history...Yet!
...but will be relevant in maths and science, particularly in scenario-style questions.
I can't wait to see the scenarios they will put in instead!
The consultation on the proposed guidance, which opened yesterday [Mon], will close on January 24.
Why bother? It's undoubtedly already decided.
Natalie Arnett, senior equalities officer for school leaders’ union NAHT, said: ‘It’s important that Ofqual ensures it considers the range of learners and seeks to put in place proactive measures to address any disadvantage or differing impact they may face.’
The fact that a union has a post like this tells you all you need to know, doesn't it?