Grades Inflation Forcing UK Unis to Introduce New Selection Measures

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.


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