Schools ‘to axe A-levels’ in favour of international exams

The Telegraph, 07/05/2014: HMC Chairman Dr Tim Hands (Magdalen College School) warns that rising numbers of independent schools are concerned at 'political meddling' in the exams system. Graeme Paton reports that the International A-level, which has been created by Cambridge University’s exam board principally for schools abroad, was becoming increasingly popular in Britain.

Dr Hands is quoted as saying:“I sense a great anxiety about changes coming up with public exams in the next few years. There are concerns about the new GCSE and particularly the new A-level and this may lead to another 'international exodus'.” His comments came as HMC hosted a one-day Spring Conference for members. Ed Elliott (The Perse School) is also quoted.

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