Nick Clegg responds to your comments about school plans

  • 17 July 2013
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Mr Clegg said he used to be good at writing but then got better at maths

The government has announced new plans which could mean primary school children in England will start taking tests at a younger age.

It could also mean that all pupils from the age of 11 will be ranked on a national grading scale - this means every pupil would be put in different bands according to their achievements.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Schools Minister David Laws announced the plans as part of a big report into how education is run. The changes could be brought in to schools in 2016.

You've been sending your comments in all day, so we put a couple of them to Nick Clegg, and Newsround's Ricky asked him a question too. Check out the video.