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A level and GCSE Reform

A level and GCSE Reform
An Admissions Tutor's Perspective

Leader: Jasper Selwyn, COA Regional Director, South West
Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016
Time: 11:30 – 16:00
Venue: The Royal High School Bath, Lansdown Rd, Avon, Bath BA1 5SZ
Cost: There is no charge for this meeting
Topic: A level and GCSE Reform: An Admissions Tutor's Perspective


We have pleasure in confirming details of our latest meeting for careers teachers and higher education advisers in the South West.

We are in a period of upheaval for public exams. The structures and grading systems of both A-level and GCSE are being changed, in different years for different subjects, and in different orders for the two levels of exam. The situation is confusing enough for schools, but how do universities propose to tackle it? How can schools ensure that their pupils are treated fairly?

Our speaker, Angela Milln, Director of Admissions at the University of Bristol, has plenty of experience of coping with moving goalposts. She will be able to provide an excellent overview of how universities will approach the new system, particularly during the transition period. This will also be an opportunity for you to put over your own views about what universities need to take into account, and how their procedures can be made transparent, so that students get the fairest possible treatment.

Lunch will be available from 12.30. We will have some discussion before lunch, and our visiting speaker will address us at 14:00. An open forum will follow the presentations in which those present can network, share ideas and exchange examples of good practice.

To confirm your place, please complete our online application form or contact Jasper Selwyn by email on: [email protected] (including any suggestions for topics for discussion at the open forum).

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