Research and analysis
Are A levels fit for purpose: views of those who use them
Research on the view of the higher education sector, teachers and employers on the suitability of A levels.
Fit for Purpose? The view of the higher education sector, teachers and employers on the suitability of A levels
Ref: Ofqual/12/5145 PDF, 1.16MB, 164 pages
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Overall, the A level system works well for many students and most universities.
The main issues highlighted throughout this report concern high achievers at A level, the universities these students will apply to and certain subjects. However, any changes made to the A level system to alleviate these problems will affect all of those connected to higher education.