Charles McIntyre argues that testing in stages will cut teaching time but will enhance the amount of a time a teacher spends per pupil.

GCSEs and Alevel students should be assessed as if playing a “computer game” where their process is analysed in stages -using online resources and scoring them points- throughout their studies rather than just taking one exam at the end, a expert has said.

In Charles McIntyre’s view, this “hybrid method”, which include a series of small assessments and a big exam at the end, should mean fewer teachers but more time spent per pupil.

The education technology investor stressed this wouldn’t replace Alevel or GCSE exams but instead it would allow for greater monitoring of progress of pupils.

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