For the first time in 27 years, I have no personal stake in the GCSE results that are released this morning. I did not teach Year 11 last year, so I will not be poring over statistics to explain the performance of my class to my superiors in school.
Sadly, statistics, ‘value added data’ and performance metrics too often eclipse what today should be all about: young people who, perhaps for the first time in their education, were left in an exam hall with a sheet of questions and a ticking clock.
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