Published: Friday, 14 September 2012 15:32
mod·ule [moj-ool] noun a separable component, frequently one that is interchangeable with others, for assembly into units of differing size, complexity, or function.
The current furore over a small reduction in GCSE English grades this summer presages a paradigm shift in the educational world. For many years the steadily improving results at GCSE have been supported by the notion of modularity; the skills and content of any given subject can be broken down into smaller units which can be tested separately and at different times and the marks re-combined to give an overall grade. The notion proved popular.
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