Welcome the new A-level, Cambridge

30th July 2010 at 01:00

So Oxford and Cambridge's policies and process will have to change - isn't that preferable to propping up a system increasingly lacking in academic credibility? The real issue is that our exams are not the gauge of subject mastery that they should be, neither do they adequately differentiate between differing abilities. Students are drilled in technique so they become adept at passing tests, but do not know how to think.

JPDCroft, From The TES website (www.tes.co.uk).

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