Exam(s) Costs

We can only but admire the logic of a system designed to record progress and raise standards that in fact is costing £700 million and rising. Brilliant for those who provide the examinations e.g. Cambridge University, Edexcel, Trinity and so on.

Gravy Train

Why is it costing so much? External agencies holding educational establishments to ransom? A National Qualifications Framework with too many levels? An obsession with examinations as a panacea? Education being run by people without education backgrounds?

We hear the new body, OfQual, will conduct a review. Bit like Bernard Matthews, turkey farmer, voting against Christmas, we think.

Bernard Matthews

PS. We propose a new regulating authority, OfGov, which will assess whether UK voters are getting value for money!


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