Woodhead attacks 'easy' A-levels

8th September 2000 at 01:00
CHRIS Woodhead, the chief inspector, provoked a row over examinations standards this week by claiming A-levels were too easy.

Mr Woodhead said that the exams should be more academically rigorous and preserved for the mniority of students.

His comments were condemned by teacher unions. And Professor David Hargreaves, chief executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, denied that the exams were getting easier.

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