11 Aug '14

News Labour vows to overhaul Michael Gove's A-level reforms

Conservatives' policies on examinations have turned back clock on social mobility, claims shadow education secretaryLabour says it will overhaul the A-level reforms of the Michael Gove era if it wins power next year, accusing Conservatives of "turning the clock back on social mobility" as hundreds of thousands of sixth formers in England anxiously await their exam results on Thursday.The shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, is poised to announce that Labour would put on hold all A-level reforms due to be introduced next year and scrap the central plan to abolish AS-levels. Gove's reforms were designed to toughen up the A-levels, moving away from coursework towards end-of-course examinations. Continue reading...

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