Daring Dearing to relax the rules

24th November 1995 at 00:00
In your coverage of the Dearing Review, it is reported that the Headmasters' Conference argued that Sir Ron should "launch overall 'synoptic' assessment for modular A-levels".

Far from it. We have suggested that modular schemes assess A-level subjects very thoroughly, and have argued for some relaxation of the current rules governing synoptic assessment in such schemes.

DR JOHN M MOORE

Chairman

Academic policy sub-committee

Headmasters' Conference

The King's School

Worcester

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