Schools in 'exam factories' charge
British schools have become "exam factories" that are failing pupils who don't want who do not want to take part in traditional "chalk and talk" education, the director general of the CBI has said.
John Cridland was speaking as the CBI released a report warning that targets and league tables reward average grades and should be replaced by detailed Ofsted reports.
"We need an emphasis on exams on skills, but we need an emphasis on skills and behaviours," he told the Today programme.
"We're going to have excellent A levels. But where's the vocational A levels?
"Where's the options for the 30% of young people who aren't going to do chalk sand talk education and whom I fear even with the best schools and best teachers, currently, the system is failing?"