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Rework A-levels to end 'grade inflation’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/03/2011

Graeme Paton

"Ministers should consider cutting the number of marks awarded in the first year to prevent students constantly resitting less demanding modules to boost overall results, it is claimed.

"Andrew Hall, chief executive of the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, warns that the number of resits taken by some teenagers is damaging their education and gives a misleading picture of their ability.

"In a speech today at a conference in London, he also criticises the rise in pupils being entered for early GCSEs.

"Recent figures released by the Coalition showed that as many as three-quarters of A-level students re-sat one unit last year. A-levels are broken down into AS-levels in the first year and A2 in the second. Students often resit easier AS modules to boost their final mark."

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"Rework A-levels to end 'grade inflation’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 28/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rework-a-levels-to-end-grade-inflation-