Mary Beard is reported to have said that some schools are becoming such "exam factories" that kids don't know how to study for its own sake. I found this interesting as Minibags, fifteen, and just beginning her Highers year (exam equivalent to what I knew as Lower Sixth) in a Scottish school, started a campaign at her school to make the school enter kids for more national exams, not fewer. The problem was that otherwise some kids would leave school at sixteen with no national exam qualifications at all, which the kids felt was unfair. She and others also feel they could have done with some more exam practice.
I was also pleased to see that Mary Beard tells her students to "read a bloody book and then we'll talk about it"!
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