A Stream for Grammar status
B Stream for Comprehensive status
Ć Stream for remedial status
D Stream for Metalwork and woodwork.
My Afrikaans boarding school adopted this system and it was very effective, so before you tear it to pieces, it has been done before.
But I would take it further.
A bonus of £500 to be paid for every B Stream pupils qualifies to move up at the end of year exams, to the A Stream. And a £750 bonus for C Stream pupils who gravitate to the B Stream.
Some pupils just don't do well in their academic studies but remember, we used to be a nation of artisans, and people very able with their hands can earn far more than the average. And, before you scream "sexist" I have known a few excellent women Carpenters and plumbers...
The unions will kick up a storm, and many of the public will deplore paying teachers more, but remember, our country depends on our brightest and best becoming the brightest and the best!