Ofsted: English standards in primary schools 'too low'
In a damning report, the education watchdog said almost a third of pupils who reached national targets at 11 failed to gain good GCSEs in the subject aged 16.
It claimed that standards had been flat since 2005 because the demands put on children were too low.
Ofsted told of key weaknesses in the way the subject was delivered at all ages, with schools often shunning creative and extended writing tasks and failing to teach the basics of spelling and handwriting.
It also emerged that many schools were placing an increasing emphasis on analysing non-literary texts such as holiday brochures and complaint letters to pass exams instead of requiring pupils to read whole novels and poems.
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"Ofsted: English standards in primary schools 'too low'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 04/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ofsted-english-standards-in-primary-schools-too-low-