Evolution censored from exam questions in publicly funded English schools, with government permission

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The news of Faith schools being allowed to censor (redact) questions on evolution is nothing short of scandalous and we need a full and frank disclosure from the exam boards on which boards condo0ned this and for how long this practice has been going on!

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Jewish faith school caught censoring questions on science exam papers England’s largest examination board, OCR, has agreed to let publicly funded schools censor (“redact” in official sanitised language) examination questions involving evolution if they offend the religious sensibilities of the schools concerned. You will find more details here and here and here . The Sunday Times story on the subject neglects to mention the key fact of Government involvement, but quotes further disturbing comment from the exam board.

Last summer, Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ High School in north London blacked out questions on evolution from science exams. OCR investigated the matter, concluded that no student had gained any unfair advantage from this procedure, and took no further action. Yesodey Hatorah follows Charedi Judaism, an extreme sect that does not allow access to television or social media, and does not encourage its daughters to take part in further education.

We now have the exam board’s explanation of their position…

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