A levels should be to test if you are bright enough to go to university. Thats what they used to be.(Original post by limetang)
Well if their plan is to allow a levels to better prepare people for university then they're going about it the wrong way seeing how most universities follow a modular yearly system of assessment (bar I think Oxbridge and maybe a few others), and I can't really see that changing anytime soon.
Too thick, lazy or not academically inclined ?. Tough titties . Uni or poly wasn't the place for you.
Top -10% to 20% went to Uni or Poly. Now our once proud academic institutions are littered with entitled cretins and those whose talents and undoubted skills are more practical and necessary elsewhere.
We did A levels that were 100% end of second year exam and went on do get degrees where we sat multiple exams at the end of each year in different subjects areas. Strangely enough we made the transition ok because we had brains that were relatively good at handling academic exams and self reliant enough to not need spoon feeding lectures..
I have to say that sitting exams at the end of two years (ish) of study does give time for students to develop an understanding of the subject at their own pace. It thus supports a range of learning styles.
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