Prepare with projects

15th May 2009 at 01:00

All schools should offer A-level pupils university-style extended projects to better prepare them for higher education, Cambridge University's head of admissions said this week. The projects, worth half an A-level, involve dissertations or similar long-term, research-style work and, according to Dr Geoff Parks, director of admissions at Cambridge, should be available beyond just the handful of schools currently offering them.

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