Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Gove ready to replace GCSE with new ‘I level’ in LondonStudents sitting an exam

GCSEs are to be replaced by new “I levels” with a grading system between 1 and 8 in the most fundamental reforms to qualifications at 16 for a generation.
Coursework will disappear from formal assessment in all core exams other than science, for which teachers will allocate 10 per cent of marks for practical experiments.
Opportunities to re-sit new qualifications will be severely curtailed, with all end-of-course examinations taken in the summer, other than English and maths exams in November. Teenagers could therefore only resit most exams a full year later aged 17.
By Greg Hurst, The Times

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