Is the UK education system getting better?

With exam results getting better and better each year is this a sign of an increasingly better education system within the uk.

Is the UK education system getting better?

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School is to educate !

Seeing as the point of school is to educate students and a better result would suggest they have been educated better which would mean the education system is getting increasingly better.

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A better result could be caused by something other than better teaching: easier exams or the way examinations are marked not working properly, children being naturally more intelligent, or being motivated by the recession to work harder in order to gain qualifications needed for jobs, parents paying more attention to their children's educations.

Is the UK education system getting better?

Yes because... No because...

The grades getting higher is a problem.

With universities struggling to choose from just results they are forced to look for other qualities in students which might make them more approprate for the course leading to more diversity within universities as a pose to just those who got the best results getting the places

Universities are finding it more difficult to judge who to accept and to cope with the influx of students who achieve high enough grades to be accepted, and how distinguish students who all have straight A's. That we don't have proper systems in place to deal with this is a fault in the system.

Exams are supposed to be measure people's performance, if everyone is achieving the top end of the spectrum, that doesn't tell us anything about the difference in performance of the different students. People aren't all at the same ability level, if they all come out the same, the examination system isn't working.

Is the UK education system getting better?

Yes because... No because...

We can't tell from just the examinations.

While examination grades can give us a rough idea of whether students are learning, we don't know whether children are happy at school, whether they are interested in what they are learning, whether it is any use to them in the outside world, whether they remember it in the long term or just rote learn it for an exam, the condition that school buildings are in, how organised their management is etc.

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