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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