14 Aug '14

News A-level results fail to prove Gove's theory behind removing exam re-sits

Plan to improve discrimination between top students has not panned out, so why make it harder to come back from failure?Michael Gove's changes to the education system aimed to curb grade inflation and allow better discrimination between top candidates. One of the former education secretary's changes was to phase out re-sits and modular exams. But as witnessed in Thursday's A-level results, removing re-sits this year has not reduced the proportion of students getting A* grades this has risen by 0.6 percentage points on 2013.Competition for jobs and university places is tough, so students will continue to study hard, no matter how the examination structure is changed. Continue reading...

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