Exam system too commercial, says private schools body
Aggressive commercialisation has seriously undermined the integrity of the examination system, according to a senior independent schools' leader.
John Wood, incoming chair of the Independent Schools Association, wants exam boards barred from endorsing text books or running teacher seminars closely linked to exam content.
Exams watchdog Ofqual is investigating reports that the boards have given unfair advice to teachers.
The boards have also proposed changes.
Mr Wood raised fears that the Ofqual investigation might not go far enough.
He also said he believed that the new safeguards suggested by the exam boards were insufficient and would do little to improve the system as the industry would still be largely policing itself.
Read more ... (BBC News - 09 January)