Baccalaureate to shake up 'flexible' A levels

It’s always good to see someone taking policy issue seriously. A Yank in Ulster looks at a proposal by Estelle Morris in today’s Guardian, not to abolish A Levels as such, but to introduce a common standard International Baccalaureate-style diploma to run alongside A Levels – and let the schools chose which one to run with. With some of the elite Universities pulling their corporate hair looking for a reliable marker for excellence – it may just catch on. It may also challenge those schools currently shopping around for the test company believed to give the best A-level scores.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.