The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils. English and Welsh exam boards will find out how many pupils get help because of special needs such as dyslexia. There have been concerns that private schools may be better at identifying children who might benefit. An independent sector spokesman said children may be “more likely to be noticed” at such schools.
The next shoe to drop will be realisation of the scope for abuse by allowing fee-paying schools to administer their own exams. That one just beggars belief.