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Sammy Wright asks why we put such weight on exam results.

Sammy Wright asks why we put such weight on exam results.

Sammy is a deputy headteacher of a large secondary school. He spends his days teaching students knowledge which will uplift and enrich them; he demands rigour and high standards; and he wants to help his students succeed in their exams. But why, he asks in this talk, do we elide success in exams with some moral quality? And why do we put such weight on the exam results? In this powerful talk, Sammy suggests that much of it has to do with a certain set of expectations from those in charge.

Presenter: Olly Mann.
Producer: Giles Edwards.

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22 minutes

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Sat 4 Jul 2020 05:45

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  • Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:30
  • Wed 1 Jul 2020 20:45
  • Sat 4 Jul 2020 05:45

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