Originally Posted by HarryT
How could you set an English Literature exam if the students hadn't all studied the same texts?
1) By providing short texts that the student has to analyze, basing that analysis upon previously read material?
2) Oral exams individually applied, the question "why" will appear frequently?
3) By writing an essay based upon the books the individual read?
I don't think examination need to be some kind of neck for letting students select their own reading material. That selection could be limited to a list of books approved by the teacher. If you require national standards I suppose central school authorities could provide such a list. Education is very different from the days you went to school HarryT