Spoonfed scientists

13th June 2008 at 01:00
Pupils with top A-level grades in maths and science need a catch-up year at university to bring them up to speed, says a senior lecturer at Imperial College, London
Pupils with top A-level grades in maths and science need a catch-up year at university to bring them up to speed, says a senior lecturer at Imperial College, London. David Robb said most of Imperial's courses had already been extended to four years so there was extra time to develop students too used to being "spoonfed" at school. In evidence to the Commons' children, schools and families committee, he said admissions tutors struggled to identify the best candidates and a new A** grade might be needed. Imperial is not planning to offer places to pupils studying new work-related diplomas, he said.

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