CBI claims A-level replacement would cause confusion

Changing
A-levels to a European Baccalaureate system would create confusion and
undermine the confidence of companies recruiting new staff.

The
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) say employers value A-levels as a
benchmark which they know and understand when they recruit.

Margaret
Murray, head of learning and skills at the CBI, said that in recent years,
firms had been overwhelmed by education changes and that companies were
unconvinced that a Baccalaureate system would improve their ability to judge most
recruits.

She
said the Government should concentrate its efforts on ensuring A-level
standards are maintained and raising the performance of the 50 per cent of 16
year olds who still don’t achieve five good GCSEs.

www.cbi.org.uk

By Michael Millar

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