Still some things that don't quite stack up in the real version though.
Yeah, like the entire rationale behind the whole sorry scheme. Assuming there actually is
a rationale, which knowing Gove, there won't be. The only country in the entire world which ranks children into 'bands' at age ten, Germany, is currently undergoing a very painful process of trying to address the inequalities it brings with it, both in social and academic terms. Their three tier system has led to an entire academic underclass as well as a prized academic elite. What a thing to aspire to!
If there has ever been something worth going out onto the streets to protest about, this is it. And mystery, you profess to be against seeing children's intelligence as 'fixed'. This type of thing is exactly, precisely
what leads to that perception. In Asia where children are all taught together, there is no differentiation of the curriculum at all. The same 'hard' worksheet, given to everyone, will be completed by everyone. It may just take some a little longer. Everyone is expected to achieve; as in Finland, where it is done by entirely different means, but to the same end. We are totally obsessed with differentiation in this country - why?
This will be nothing short of a national educational and social disaster if it is allowed to take hold, I passionately believe that.