Primary Tests

Primary Tests, Basic Skills and Mental Health

In 2014, gov.uk published a press release stating that “new primary tests will help eradicate illiteracy and innumeracy”. Literacy and numeracy in England became a key concern after a 2012 OECD survey found that current standards were unacceptable. Based on the survey’s findings, the OECD recommended that students “with low basic skills should not normally enter three-year undergraduate programmes.” In addition to these findings, a survey of 291 companies and 1.5 million employees showed that 85% of businesses felt that there needed to be more focus on literacy and numeracy at primary schools in England.

Primary tests and tougher exams

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EU referendum

EU Referendum Poll: The Results

Last month, we decided to run a poll on the EU referendum to engage students and teachers in an issue of great importance. We wanted to approach the debate in an unbiased fashion and simply ask what they thought in an anonymous poll.

We held the student vote on Vivo Edge – our platform for students. On Vivo Edge, we engage students in fun and informative content, geared towards providing them with a context to understand their place in the world. You can read the original article here.

We heard back from 4000+ students and teachers. We’re proud to provide a platform for so many people to have their say.

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