Aviation94 wrote:This video playing on the fact she was segregated from her friends because she didn't pass the 11+ test. That's not a government issue no matter what party is in power!
It is, though.
The original 11+ system was seriously flawed, where the whole of a child's future education is determined by a single exam which failed to take into account the potential future development of that child.
The 'streaming' system which replaced it was much fairer, as the child could move up ( or down ) through the various 'streams' depending on how well they were doing.
Under that system, it wasn't decided which exam type ( 'O' Level or 'CSE' ) the child was best suited for until the end of the 3rd year in Comprehensive.
Yes, they still had what could be classed as an '11+' exam before the child left Junior School, but that was merely to decide which 'stream' the child would start off in when they moved up to Comprehensive.
The reintroduction of the 11+ was a regression.