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Headteachers ‘losing confidence in A-levels’


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

The Guardian reports that:

Last week Mr Blair said that ministers were designing a stronger option for post-16 education to make sure that all pupils who did not want to pursue an academic education could access vocational training.

If this government hadn’t messed about with the exam system (and every other system come to think of it) so much, then it wouldn’t be in such a mess right now. Though a cynic might say that they intentionally messed up their last reform, so that they had an excuse to make more radical changes this time around.

This 341st post was filed under: Politics.

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