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Friday, September 26, 2008

Eleven Plus Questions

The Hadlow report into `The Primary School’ in 1931 said:

“the curriculum is to be thought of in terms of activity and experience rather than knowledge to be acquired and facts to be stored”.

What a pity that the early proponents of the Eleven Plus chose to ignore this approach to education – and set about creating vast batteries of tests.

Just think of how some of the very brightest children in the country would react if their parents, teachers and tutors all worked on trying to develop activity and experience.

Some Eleven Plus questions rely very heavily on acquired knowledge and facts.

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