Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The dangers of perfection...

Some years ago, the Deputy Head at the school where I taught was a lady called Judith Carlisle. She moved on to a school in Dover, but I noticed this week that she was in a few of the papers for some school policies which reminded her pupils that perfection was a dangerous thing to try to reach.

One of the statements she made was that essentially 'no-one will remember what you got for your GCSE French in five years time' ....

There are some interesting debates to be had here about the relative value of the exams that students take compared to the whole experience of school life, and the importance of recognising failure as part of the learning process...

Meanwhile, we wait for this year's GCSE and 'A' level results in the next couple of weeks...

And finally, I got a 'D' in my French GCSE.... 

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