The government is scrapping GCSEs for English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBaccs) in a drive to improve standards. Or that’s what they say. But is returning to a 100 per cent exam-based qualification and marginalising creativity really the best way to teach our teenagers, asks Michael Donlevy? Or is there a darker motive? I hated exams – [...]Continue reading Is it wrong to scrap GCSEs?
TV presenter and actress Janet Ellis talks to Melanie Goose about juggling her work and being a hands-on mum and grandma Janet Ellis is probably best known for her presenting role on popular kids TV show Blue Peter in the 1980s, but she trained as an actress and that has always been her first love. [...]Continue reading