ERIC Number: ED185804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Developments in Sixth-Form Curriculum and Examinations.
Hedley, E. N. V.
Journal of the Modern Language Association of Northern Ireland, n1 p13-22 1978
The sixth-form curriculum and examinations in Northern Ireland and Britain are examined. "A" level modern language examinations represent rigorous intellectual demands, in which the examiner looks for evidence of imagination, creativity, linguistic subtlety, and critical appraisal far beyond the "O" level. For the ablest students who have a gifted teacher, such a program has merit, but for many, it is a difficult task. Figures on outcomes of students enrolled in the sixth-form curriculum in England and Wales are presented. The "A" level examination system, linked with the entry requirements to degree courses, is considered by many teachers to stimulate good teaching that results in the achievement of high standards. A substantial body of educational opinion, however, is in favor of a widening of curriculum in the sixth form. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Northern Ireland; United Kingdom