Why grammar system is what parents want, by UCAS chief: Boss calls for best pupils to be put in 'streams' to test their ability

Comprehensives should introduce grammar school-style teaching methods to challenge their brightest pupils, according to the head of UCAS.

 

Mary Curnock Cook, who runs the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, said there is a huge demand from parents for schools that have academic selection and follow a traditional academic curriculum.

 

And rather than leave these pupils languishing in mixed-ability classes which are not up to the job of stretching the best pupils, bringing in ‘grammar streams’ could allow them to flourish, she said. 

 

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