Saturday, January 29th
I think my headline more or less says it all, really. An unnamed school in East Yorkshire is said in the TES to be asking students who had already started GCSEs to switch subjects because of the new English Baccalaureate measure, included in the first time in league tables earlier this month. Scandalous, if true: the only reason a school would do this would be to look good in a league table. This underscores the mad logic of the rankings system, encouraging schools to put their own interests above those of their pupils.