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Schools have been warned against "gaming" their league-table ranking by getting pupils to take qualifications that are of low value to them. Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman said good grades were "hollow" if children missed out on a rounded education. The head of England's education watchdog criticised too narrow a focus on exam results. "We should not incentivise apparent success without substance," Ms Spielman said. 'REAL ACHIEVEMENT'. Launching Ofsted's annual report, the chief inspector said: "We must guard against restricting education excessively. "Exam results are important but have to reflect real achievement.". Ms Spielman said inspectors had visited a school where every student took a... Full story

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