A letter to Michael Gove

Jordan has really posted this letter to Michael Gove and is eagerly awaiting a reply. In the meantime he’d love you to leave a comment below and tell him whether you agree with his views.

Dear Mr Gove

I am writing to tell you that I think SATs should be banned in this country. I have several reasons to support my view.

Firstly I believe the SATs put undue pressure on young children, often resulting in them performing poorly.

Secondly, we don’t learn anything new in Year 6 because of all the practice tests we do. If we didn’t do so many practise tests, we could learn interesting things like how cars are built and why your funny bone tingles when you hit it.

I believe if we got our tests back to see what we got wrong, that could be useful because then we could ask our tutors to work on those questions. However, we do not get them back which is not very helpful.

In my opinion, the only good thing about SATs is that our teachers give us a drink and a biscuit before we do them.

Please could you take into consideration what I have written, and abolish them?

Yours sincerely,