Every year the UK A-Level results bring with them the inevitable tide of questions about the quality and standard of the exams: Are they getting easier? Is studying for three or four subjects in great detail right in the modern world? Can standards, and pass rates, be sustained? One option already available to schools and students is the baccalaureate system.
With reform of the 'gold-standard' A-level likely, and with qualification reform in Wales and Scotland already a reality, this unique book will be essential reading for anyone who needs to know about the post-16 qualifications debate. Covering national and international approaches, the IBO, curriculum reform,and political and educational imperatives the book including expert contributions by the leading figures in the bac debate from the HE, state and independent-schools sectors, as well as from political and research fields.
Graham Philips is Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University and Founding Principal of The Henley College. Dr Tim Pound is Senior Lecturer in Education at Oxford Brookes University
'The book presents a critical evaluation of a number of existing baccalaureate models, and, like its companion volume, argues the case for major reform of the 14-19 curriculum.' - Colin Flint, The Lecturer
'Provides some excellent accounts of different aspects of the Bac' - British Journal of Educational Technology
'This book is a useful contribution to a worthwhile and influential series.' - Jack Mansell, The Lecturer