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The New A Levels: A Survey of the Experience in English

Beverton, Moyra, Bluett, Jane, Cockcroft, Sue, Dourneen, Jean, Harris, Ann, Hodgson, John, McCarthy, Marcella and Snapper, Gary (2011) The New A Levels: A Survey of the Experience in English. English Drama Media (21). pp. 11-20. ISSN 1742-5514

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    The story so far
    The introduction of new A Level specifications in all
    subjects in 2008 represented the second major re-thinking
    of A Level in a decade. Major reforms took place in 2000,
    under the label Curriculum 2000, which were intended to
    align A Levels more effectively in a context of widening
    participation and to modernise syllabuses and subject
    content. There were some successful aspects to this
    change, but on the whole Curriculum 2000 was
    considered a disappointment, creating as many problems
    as it solved, particularly in the area of assessment (see, for
    instance, Hodgson and Spours, 2003). In English, attempts
    to modernise the subject were considered half-hearted by
    some and rashly radical by others, but most agreed that
    some aspects of the new specifications were problematic,
    again especially in the area of assessment (Atherton 2003,

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 11:26
    Last Modified: 08 May 2012 11:26


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