Previously, I have written about whether A Levels have been getting easier
Generally, I think it is a shame there is less differentiation between good students and excellent students. The main problem is that the % of grades getting an A is too high. Therefore, there is too little discrimination.
From next year, the new A Levels that will be taught will have the chance for outstanding candidates to get an A*. This is a good development
The QCA have said they will be intervening to make sure that A Levels are sufficiently difficult. This is a bit ironic, as the QCA have often been responsible for increasing the % of candidates who get an A.
What does it Mean for Students?
Not a lot really. Students can only do the best they can, given the exam. Quite often, a lot is spoken about grand changes to the system, but, in the classroom things don’t really change.