The recent advacements in the field of medicial and biotechnology offer humanity longer lives, but what are the social, physical and economic implications for a larger and aging population?
Dr Ian Goldin (Director, James Martin 21st Century School) addressed these issues during his introduction to the risks and opportunities in the 21st Century during the recent University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture.
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The decreasing standards behind the UK’s GCE A Levels examinations is an alarming trend, forcing universities to develop their own measure to differentiate applicants.
Imperial College London, Oxford and Cambridge universities are devising their own entrance exams to identify the best students among the applicant pool drowned with inflated grades. From 2010, Imperial wants all applicants to undertake an entrance examination because the traditional A levels no longer provides an adequate means of selection.
See “Standards on the slippery slope” (The Australian Higher Education) for further details.