Choice in Rotten Apples

For the vast majority of school children, the GCSE is the most important examination of their lives. There can be no doubt that in setting and marking and modes of assessment, in the laying down of syllabuses an the selection of textbooks, a great deal of the ideas of the ‘ new orthodoxy’, building on the consensus of the ‘sixties, has successfully – and disastrously – taken over.


Mervyn Hiskett - Wednesday, 26th October, 1988