A Future for Graphic Communication

Bernard Hill
1980, Vol. 12, No. 2,


The current state of flux in school curricula brought about by the Debate, the considerations of a common system of examining at 16+ and the implications of the Schools Council 18+ research programme into studies based on Nand F proposals can either be seen as an interference with the smooth running of schools, or as opportunities to question some of the assumptions on which the smooth running is based. In either case, and whatever the eventual outcome, 'things will never be the same again' even if there is no change in the system.

I prefer to accept that although there is continuous review of curriculum content and attendant changes, the current opportunities should be grasped with both hands. For example, though the problems of implementing a common system of examining at 16+ have proved to· be too major for it to come about, the pilot schemes already developed and in use by the consortia will doubtless provide evidence and experience of value in reappraising the more entrenched examination systems.

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