What do academics want to see in A-levels?

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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Universities to influence A-levels

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that universities will have more influence on A-level exams. The announcement comes amid concerns that the qualifications are failing to prepare teenagers for university.