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CLIP 6700

Pupils give views on SATs tests

Pupils give views on SATs tests
Key Info
  • Pupils give views on SATs tests
  • Duration: 00:50
  • Pupils explain their negative views about SATs, including the psychological effects of participating in testing. One pupil describes the overlap in testing between primary and secondary schools which he feels is pointless, while another comments upon unnecessary pressure upon teachers and pupils. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 10 April 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Persuasion, Argument and Discussion

  • Keywords: education, teaching, results opinions, stress, exams, SATs
Ideas for use in class
  • Pupils will absorb subject-specific vocabulary and gain a broad appreciation of the political debate surrounding SAT testing. Gathering awareness of the views of a range of speakers, pupils will be able to engage in informed debate in this arena. Following rich speaking and listening opportunities, pupils could ultimately present their argument as a formal letter, magazine article or discursive essay.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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