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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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Abstract

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,
2004)

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 10:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 10:26
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13523

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