wewizrobbed said:It used to be that you sat an exam at eleven or something and that determined the further education you got...maybe I'm wrong. So the pupils that scored highly were at a different school from the pupils that didn't score so high. The former sat more exams and went to uni (and didn't have to pay stupid amounts of money) to study worthwhile courses. The latter were taught skills and trades. That makes sense to me. Making everybody sit all the same exams and learn all the same subjects is pointless when people are good at different things. Also, it has no relevance to background, wealth or any of that, just the qualities of the individual which is really what equal opportunities means :?.
The Eleven+ Exam.
So are you saying that at 11 years old a child should take one exam that will determine whether he/she is given the opportunity for either a better education following on to a free university education, whilst the others have a lower quality education and then are forced into skills and trades???