7 year olds to be given school grades

Teachers are going to be allowed to give even younger children grades, under new proposals from Sweden’s schools minister.

At the moment they are not allowed to pass or fail children as young as seven, but Jan Björklund is hoping to change the rules.

He says parents have the right to clear information on how their children are progressing.

Individual schools will be able to decide how to grade the pupils, but unions say that would be unfair and mean the assessments would only amount to a teacher’s personal view.