Universities to set A-levels in new qualifications overhaul

 in The Telegraph:

Examiners will be expected to enlist the help of at least 20 British universities when drafting exam syllabuses and test questions as part of a major drive to raise standards, the Telegraph has learned.

All new qualifications will require a formal “sign-off” from universities – particularly leading research institutions – before being sat by sixth-formers.

The reforms, to be outlined on Tuesday by Ofqual, the qualifications regulator, are intended to ensure teenagers have the appropriate levels of subject knowledge and study skills required to get the most out of a degree course.

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31st MATHEMATICS TEACHERS AND ADVISERS CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP

31st MATHEMATICS TEACHERS AND ADVISERS CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP
13.30-16.30, Tuesday 26th June 2012
School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
No registration fee

The School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds has a long history and tradition (over 30 years) of developing and maintaining contact with teachers in schools via this conference, our Sixth Form Conference, Mathematics Lectures in Schools and other promotional activities.

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