04/02/2013 at 09:29 #369
On 27 January, Peter Wilby published this article in the Guardian ..
A-level reforms: Michael Gove’s bid to grab headlines will merely narrow pupils’ learning. The education secretary, an ex-journalist, knows how to sell reforms for the right-wing press. But it’s no way to run our schools.
Michael Gove announced plans to reform A-levels on 23 January with an immediate response by the National Union of Teachers, warning that such a move would clash with the introduction of the new EBACC for 16 year old students, thereby putting intolerable pressure on schools. And Cambridge University published a statement stating its opposition to the combined AS exam being scrapped, saying they were crucial for identifying the most talented applicants.
What are your views on the A-level reforms?
19/02/2013 at 10:29 #423
- – How do you think their nature and implementation will chime with various stakeholders (students, teachers, headteachers, parents, governors, universities etc);
- – How do you think they will be viewed internationally?
- – Do you think a Labour Government would/could reverse those changes? Why isn’t Stephen Twigg going head to head with Michael Gove to oppose Conservative policies? http://bit.ly/11Hqd4i
- – What effect will non-modular courses have on students in deprived circumstances who are desperately trying to bridge the gap between GCSEs and A-levels? http://bit.ly/14zvgqR
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