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ERIC Number: EJ1195026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
English after the Post-2015 A Level Reforms: HE Prerequisites and Perspectives
Macrae, Andrea; Clark, Billy; Giovanelli, Marcello
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v25 n4 p384-395 2018
This article reports the results of a survey of UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) providers of undergraduate degree programmes in English. The survey solicited HEI providers' views on how well each of the A Levels in English prepares students for degree programmes, and asked which of the three A Levels are included in the entry requirements for those programmes. The survey also asked how far HEI providers were aware of the post-2015 reforms at A Level, and what changes had been made to programmes in response to those reforms. After outlining the rationale and methodology of the survey, this article discusses the data, focusing on prerequisites and perceptions of relative usefulness. Findings include: a significant proportion of programmes for which no A Level in English is required; mixed perceptions of the usefulness of the A Levels; and a need for more cross-phase dialogue around A Level content and teaching methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom