Heads welcome A-level inquiry results
HEADTEACHERS today welcomed the news that some A-Level exam results will be marked up but said confidence in the system must be rebuilt.At Woodbridge School, headteacher Stephen Cole said history and English students would be involved in the remark.
HEADTEACHERS today welcomed the news that some A-Level exam results will be marked up but said confidence in the system must be rebuilt.
At Woodbridge School, headteacher Stephen Cole said history and English students would be involved in the remark.
He said: "These are the first steps in the foothills to restoring confidence in the exam system.
"It is making what happens at the exam boards more transparent and that is important. I don't think confidence will ever be restored until we can be sure the boards and QCA are totally independent from the government of the day. That is still very uncertain.
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"I think one of the things to come out of this, is that although I disagree with the philosophy behind the International Baccalaureate, it does have the advantage of being independent of any politics. We need to move towards that."
At Ipswich School, Ian Galbraith said: "We are moving towards justice for the boys and girls this year although there will be major implications about university places for these youngsters.
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"I just hope some long term good will come out of this, and greater clarity for exam boards and teachers.
"We also don't need to start abandoning the A-Level system. People are talking about the Baccalaureate but I think we need to re-establish the validity of A-Levels so that youngsters doing them get the respect they deserve for their achievements."