A slightly edited version of the letter below was published in The Courier-Mail of Saturday 29 August 2015. Underlined words were deleted and bracketed one inserted. The paper's heading for a collection of four letters was "External exams fairer and limit cheating".
External exams and the 21st century world
Clive Newton and Paul Thomson (Letters, 28/8) provide (provided) useful balance to the inflated claims by some about the benefits of external exams.
One thing this change represents is the return of time-pressured handwriting marathons as an educational gate-keeping mechanism.
In the contemporary world of ubiquitous keyboards and touch screens I wonder how well that will genuinely prepare students for the real world beyond the school gates.
Essential English CIA 2023
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