New A-Level exams: 'We're kidding ourselves if we think they'll result in higher standards', says campaigner

New A-Level exams: 'We're kidding ourselves if we think they'll result in higher standards', says campaigner

Chris McGovern disputed the assertion that the new exams will return better results

Monday, August 14, 2017

A leading education campaigner has refuted the idea of tougher exams resulting in higher standards of education. 

Teenagers across the country sat a new system of exams this year, and will receive their results in the next week. 

They have not had access to past papers or prior revision material, because of the nature of the exams. 

While there are some who say the new tests will provide better results, Chris McGovern, chair for the Campaign for Real Education, disputes this. 

He told Paul Ross and Katie Perrior: "That’s not true. Education is a world of mirrors and illusions.

"We are kidding ourselves if we think the new A-levels will result in high standards because grades are being fiddled."

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