OCR chief Mark Dawe told the Today programme allowing internet use in exam rooms reflected the way pupils learned and how they would work in future. He said students would still need a basis of knowledge and would have limited time to conduct searches.
The Campaign for Real Education condemned the idea as ‘dumbing down’.
Mr Dawe said: “Surely when they learn in the classroom, everyone uses Google if there is a question. “It is more about understanding what results you’re seeing rather than keeping all of that knowledge in your head, because that’s not how the modern world works.”
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