Minister: subject choices 'scandalous'

3rd December 2010 at 00:00

Schools are trying to boost their league-table rankings by pushing students into a "mish-mash" of A-level subjects that fail to prepare them for degree courses and careers, universities minister David Willetts has claimed. Mr Willetts said it was a "scandal" that pupils were choosing subjects that they were unaware would harm their career options.

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