Seeing double

6th July 2007 at 01:00
More than half of university admissions tutors believe that a two-tier system in qualifications is being set up with the introduction of diplomas alongside academic exams such as the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge Pre U. They expect private schools to offer the more academic exams and many state schools to stick with A-levels or the diplomas, according to a survey of 56 dons by ACS international schools. Some 41 per cent approved of the diplomas, 29 per cent did not and 30 per cent were not sure.

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