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leda swanson
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do you think welsh schools should replace their current a-level system with something similar to scottish highers?
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IMO yes as I think the Scottish system is better than the A-Level system. The Irish system is in highers too isn't it?
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IMO yes as I think the Scottish system is better than the A-Level system. The Irish system is in highers too isn't it?
how is it better? do you mean because you do more subjects?
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Yeah I think you do too many subjects at GCSE, then too few at A-Level. Breadth is good, but not a stupid amount of breadth. And I also dislike the modular system. It seems too easy to get an A to me.
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how is it better? do you mean because you do more subjects?
In ireland we do the leaving cert which is quite similiar to highers we do seven subjects each of which can be taken at higher or ordinary levels. recent studies sugest that 2 a levels is equal to 3 leaving certs(higher level) which means we actually do more. it is actually quite a good system though as maths english and Irish are compulsory as is a foreign language if you want to go to most unis.
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Hello fellow Celtic person
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if wales should, shouldn't england change too??

dont you do more subjects with highers - i think the 3 or 4 subjects us welsh people do are just fine by me!
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Yeah, we do five subjects. But very little or no coursework and just one exam per subject.
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oh - shows how much i know!!

but if this thread starter is on about a welsh change then shouldnt england change too - seeing as the 2 are brought together in examness (:confused: )

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Everyone should change to follow the Scots. Mind you the Highers aren't perfect either. But imo they're still better
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*welsh bacoloriate(sP?)*

ring any bells with anyone??

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oh - shows how much i know!!

but if this thread starter is on about a welsh change then shouldnt england change too - seeing as the 2 are brought together in examness (:confused: )

I thought education was a devolved issue for Wales?

The bac is going to be introduced in England and Wales as I read it...
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*welsh bacoloriate(sP?)*

ring any bells with anyone??

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Not really . Although I think I heard some people say it should be introduced in England. But that was all very hypothetical.
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IMO yes as I think the Scottish system is better than the A-Level system. The Irish system is in highers too isn't it?
Agree completely. 5 Highers + 3 AH is far better than 3 A-levels and maybe one or two AS if you ask me. The modular A-level system is a farce - there's far too many exams and they've still got a "synoptic" paper which sounds remarkably like a cut-down final exam. For qualifications this size, single papers are the way to go.
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And I think the appeals system is quite good. (Although I don't agree with limiting the number of appeals a centre can make. I better be near the top of our list should I need one!)
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And I think the appeals system is quite good. (Although I don't agree with limiting the number of appeals a centre can make. I better be near the top of our list should I need one!)
Appeals = a very good idea.
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oh, i thought it was common knowlenge...

wjec have been working on the welsh bac for years....

they were planning on realeasing it in 2006...

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Sorry, I hadn't heard about it. But news takes a long time to filter up to the rural wilderness up here .
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Hello fellow Celtic person
right back at you.
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