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.
The Deputy Head at Tonbridge Grammar School explains why they are ditching A-Levels in favour of an the International Baccalaureate.
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.