Exam parity plea

19th January 1996 at 00:00
Teachers want vocational qualifications placed on an equal footing with academic ones, a study commissioned by a leading exam board shows.

A survey for the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) by the British Market Research Bureau found that four out of five teachers backed the idea of exam boards offering both academic and vocational qualifications.

The survey of 279 teachers, heads, college principals and other curriculum planners, carried out in October 1995, is being sent to ministers by BTEC, which this month merged with the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council.

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