Some schools were too focused on gaining C grades, because it is this measure which counts in league tables, when pupils had the capacity to achieve a A* or A grades, Sir Michael Wilshaw told the Sunday Telegraph.
I would like to see GCSE league tables reformed. The anxiety to get as many through those C boundaries have sometimes meant that schools haven’t pushed children beyond that.
We need sophisticated league tables which shows progress. Youngsters leaving primary school with level 5 should be getting A*, A or B at GCSE.
The report, which will take a representative sample of more than 50 secondary schools, will be published later this year.
More top news
Tonight it'll become quite clear with a patchy frost in places. The breeze will keep much of the fog at bay.
He suggested people who are not concerned about the new notes donate their bodies for 'decorative use in future five pound notes'.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Chapecó for a memorial ceremony honouring footballers killed in a plane crash.