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Conservatives want to return to traditional A-level

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/03/2010

Rachel Williams and Jessica Shepherd

"The Conservatives unveiled plans for a radical shake-up of A-levels that will involve a return to traditional exams taken at the end of two years of study.

"The party would move away from the modular system of assessing learning in bite-sized chunks and students sitting AS-levels after the first year of sixth form.

"It would also consult universities about whether to demand that all prospective students sit an American-style universal admissions test.

"A Tory administration would abandon league tables based on the current benchmark of how many pupils gain five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and maths, which they say encourages teachers to focus on pupils at the C/D borderline, while neglecting the lowest and highest performers."

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"Conservatives want to return to traditional A-level", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 02/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/conservatives-want-to-return-to-traditional-a-level