26 August 2022

The CapX Podcast: Exam questions with Dr David James


It’s results season, so as well as an opportunity to offer congratulations or commiserations to all our many teenage listeners getting their GCSEs and A Levels this week, it’s a chance to talk about education policy. This is the first year since the pandemic that anyone has sat public examinations, which means an inevitable readjustment and many children disappointed with their grades.

But does that mean the system is unfair? 


To discuss this Deputy Editor Ays Denby is joined by Dr David James, Deputy Head of Lady Eleanor Holles school in London and a regular contributor to CapX, for a conversation that ranged from the iniquity of course work to ideological assaults on the curriculum to the importance of independent schools. 

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Alys Denby is Deputy Editor of CapX