A study by Cambridge Assessment found that more than half of lecturers think that undergraduates are unprepared for degree-level study.
The findings show that academics want A-levels to include more advanced content for bright students, cover subjects in more depth and encourage critical thinking, independent study, experimentation and more extensive reading.
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