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Youngsters will also be quizzed on their spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as their times tables up to 12 times 12, as part of a bid to raise standards in the basics, according to the Department for Education (DfE).
Inaccuracies in spelling, punctuation and grammar reduce the quality of writing and affect standards.
The major reforms, outlined by England's exams regulator Ofqual, will also see coursework drastically cut back and more marks set aside in exams for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar are just as much tools of the writer's trade as are paper and a pen or typewriter or pc.
Also published were the results of the Government's new spelling, punctuation and grammar test for 11-yearolds, which was taken by pupils for the first time this year.
I have always thought that spelling, punctuation and grammar were very important and that we owe it to our beautiful English language to use it correctly in both the written and the spoken word.
Mr Ian McNeilly, from the National Association for the Teaching of English stated "some teachers were giving their students incomprehensibly high marks for quantity rather than quality" and that "some work riddled with spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes was also awarded incomprehensible high marks".
HUNDREDS of thousands of primary school pupils will be assessed on their spelling, punctuation and grammar next week in a new test brought in amid Government concerns about literacy standards.