Posted in AS Sociology: Education, GCSE Sociology

Ofsted to investigate schools ‘gaming system’ to move up league tables

In Year 10 lessons we have been discussing some of the advantages and weaknesses of league tables. Coincidentally, it has recently been announced that Ofsted will investigate schools ‘gaming system’ to move up league tables.

Some schools are doing this by:

  1. Moving out students from some subjects because they will drag down results.
  2. Entering children for easy, non-academic qualifications so that grades will improve
  3. Entering students for subjects with overlapping content

 

 

 

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Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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