Matt Frei's Rip-Roaring Rant On The Horrors Of GCSEs

17 July 2017, 09:56

Matt Frei's Rip-Roaring Rant About The Horror Of GCSEs

Matt Frei's Rip-Roaring Rant About The Horror Of GCSEs

00:01:54

A passionate Matt Frei told education bosses to stop making GCSEs more difficult.

The traditional A*-G grades have been axed, with students instead being graded in English and maths GCSEs from 9-1 with 9 the highest result.

Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman warned that reforms to exams means the chance of pupils getting a "broad and balanced education" has fallen.

Matt hates GCSEs and says there are much better ways of testing children.

Matt Frei couldn't contain his frustration as he discussed the new GCSEs
Matt Frei couldn't contain his frustration as he discussed the new GCSEs

Standing in for Nick Ferrari on LBC, Matt said: "GCSEs - I hate them. I hated them when I sat them, they were called O-Levels of course, and I hated A-levels. I hated all exams. In fact, if I had a recurring nightmare, it is about exams.

"Why do we have to make them tougher?

"What's the point? You never have to go through that sort of experience in real life. Is there no other way of testing children's versitility, nimbleness of mind, articulacy, ability to argue and facts, facts facts without having to sit these wretched exams?

"It's absolutely horrible in my point of view."

James O'Brien in the LBC studio

James O'Brien Nails Why People Are So Desperate To Destroy The BBC

Maajid Nawaz got angry as he discussed Islam's history of homophobia

The Proof Islam Has A Problem With Homophobia: Maajid Nawaz

Distressed Ambulance Driver Breaks Down On Air Ove

Distressed Paramedic Breaks Down On Air Over Public Sector Pay Freeze

Nick Ferrari on a Stop And Search operation with the police

WATCH: Nick Ferrari Helps Police With Stop And Search

Comments

Loading...