Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

11-Plus is good for teaching

I READ in the Belfast Telegraph that Suzanne McConville is now blaming the 11-Plus for school bullying.

Perhaps then she could explain how bullying takes place in every other country in the world and yet they don't have the 11-Plus.

Academic selection bands pupils of a similar ability together, meaning that they will all move at roughly the same pace.

Otherwise, classes will be filled with a mish-mash of children of all ranges of abilities and the teachers will have to teach at several different rates.

I have yet to see anybody write a letter to the Telegraph explaining how a teacher could manage this, so now would be a good time to do so.

ANDREW McKEEVER

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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