Henry Compton School in Guardian article on Vocational Skills
The Fulham school was mentioned in yesterday's Guardian after assistant head teacher Namish Gohil was interviewed for a story on universities and vocational courses.
In 2004, 15,000 vocationally related qualifications were taken in schools. By 2010, this had risen to around 575,000, with many schools using them to boost their success in the league tables. You'd get schools doing well in the tables where some children couldn't read and write properly. The new Ebacc gives an honest indicator of how well schools are really doing. Children need the ability to sit in a controlled environment and be tested on their knowledge.
Read the full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/aug/01/vocational-skills-vs-university?INTCMP=SRCH
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