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more A-level concerns

24 January 2013

A-level concerns have hit the headlines again today. It appears that these issues are high on the Government’s agenda in the educational shake up for a reason. Recent reports have highlighted an issue to be addressed by any new reforms; pupils are leaving schools and colleges without the grades required for many of the UK’s universities or courses. These courses are often seen as the logical, progressive next step for those coming out of A-level study.

This news combined with the increased focus on getting skills and vocational studies higher up the agenda could be the start of the shift in the education sector towards alternative routes to careers. The focus is undoubtedly shifting to preparing young people for their life ahead and workplace skills, rather than preparing then for the next round of exams.

Given this focus it will be interesting to see how the latest concerns are addressed in any reforms.

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