This means a return to old O Level style exams which had a devastating effect on dyslexic students who find great difficulty in showing their knowledge and understanding in written form under timed exam conditions.
We probably all have family and friends who left school without qualifications directly because of this type of assessment, and some of us may have experienced this ourselves. The effects go beyond the individual - it excludes many otherwise bright individuals from pursuing their chosen career, with devastating results on self-esteem and economic opportunities and choices for further education. Others may find it hard to find work at all, which of course places a burden on the welfare system.
Dig-iT is very worried about these proposals and feel that parents should have the opportunity to make their voices heard. There is a way we can do it!
Although it hasn't been publicised very much, the government is actually conducting a 'consultation' on the proposals. Dig-iT would strongly urge you to take part in this consultation. The deadline is 10th December 2012. Click here for a link to the forms.
As many of us dislike filling in forms, Dig-iT is happy to assist you with this process if you wish to take part. Please see our Contact Us page.