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Vocational qualifications 'vital'


According to Mike Cresswell, of exam board AQA, GCSE exams have been increasingly designed to test children's problem-solving abilities rather than their memories. Is the demise of learning by rote a bad thing? Director of the centre for education and employment research, Professor Alan Smithers, and Andrew Cave of the Federation of Small Businesses discuss whether thinking skills can be developed without knowledge.

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