I’m rather tired of all the hoo-hah about sats exams. They were interviewing some children on BBC’s One Show last Monday and the majority of them didn’t seem half as ‘stressed’ or up-tight about the issue as their parents and teachers. Plus, when they asked parents, grandparents and children to sit a mock exam the children romped into the lead.
But the most interesting part was the fact that the person conducting the report for the BBC only achieved 43% (the average for the children was 74%)but when the studio guest, German comedian Henning When, took the test his mark was 73%. Does this show that the Germans are ahead of us in the league tables? Or does it just go to prove that having to learn a foreign language (in his case English) helps you to get to grips with grammar? Read the rest of this entry »
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