School scraps A-Levels

Schools in the South East are increasingly moving to using the international baccalaureate as they try to give their students the edge in gaining a place at university.

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Testing times for A-levels: Kent school scraps them

Are A-levels failing to make the grade? One school in Kent thinks so. In September, Tonbridge Grammar becomes one of the first state schools in Britain to scrap A-levels and replace them with a new qualification.

It believes the International Baccaleureate is more challenging and prepares students better for university. The government is currently looking at major reform of the A level system amid criticism that too many top grades are handed out and endless resits devalue the qualification.

Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.

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School scraps A-Levels

Schools in the South East are increasingly replacing A-Levels with the International Baccalaureate as they try to give their students an advantage when they apply for university.

From September Tonbridge Grammer School in Kent will abandon A-Levels all together, as teachers believe it creates a more rounded applicant.