Are A-Levels still the gold standard they used to be?

1 April 2009

My answer is a resounding “No!” Several things have made it a lot easier to get an A grade:

The old English A Level was a difficult exam to get an A grade in. Overwhelmingly, you had to write beautifully crafted essays to get A grades. Now you have to meet the Assessment Objectives and you’ll get full marks.

Talking on Radio 3’s Nightwaves about this with Estelle Morris tomorrow.

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