Fear of fail­ure

TES (Times Education Supplement) - - EDITORIAL -

It’s not just stu­dents whose fu­tures de­pend on re­sults – heads’ do, too

AS and A lev­els have been re­formed to pro­vide bet­ter prepa­ra­tion for higher ed­u­ca­tion. The new A lev­els are mainly lin­ear (as­sessed by end-of-course ex­ams), de­signed to per­mit more in-depth learn­ing. AS and A lev­els are now “de­cou­pled”, which means that AS re­sults will no longer count to­wards an A level.

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