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Examinations (Schools Council's Proposals)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd August 1976.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00 am, 3rd August 1976

Whatever conclusion my right hon. Friend reaches, does he agree that any examination at 16 is a very poor guide to the skills, attainments, aptitudes or abilities of an individual, let alone his prospects for the future? Does my right hon. Friend agree that employers should take more note of an employee's skills and aptitudes rather than rely specifically on this subjective form of testing?