A Conversation for AS Exams
Kenrick Posted May 10, 2001
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Researcher 168963 Posted May 10, 2001
Bright Blue Shorts Posted May 11, 2001
I have a question about part of the conclusion: "It allows students to take more subjects, and gives them *basic qualifications in essential skills* whatever the subjects they choose."
Are A levels really the time to be going broader? Surely basic skills and qualifications should be being gained at a younger age and further education should be about pupils focusing their studies in depth.
I mean someone who doesn't stay on at school, but goes off to do a vocational course e.g. hairdressing, chef, mechanic concentrates on their subject. They don't go off learning French 1 day per week because it'll make them broader.
Just wondering ...
Researcher 168963 Posted May 11, 2001
Well, on the continent they do loads of subjects at that age which apparently has a better effect on their working life, 'cause they have more skills.
If someone knows exactly what they want to do it can be a nusuance having to study more things just to make up the numbers though.
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