The proposed changes to A-levels are a step in the right direction, in that it would be a move away from the mindless ‘sat-nav’ A-level towards a real test of the student’s abilities...
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London, UK (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
The past results of the Advanced Level exams drew great concern from headmasters of numerous schools all over London and the rest of the United Kingdom. While a lot of students tested qualified for a higher level of education, many of them did not display to have all the skills to truly perform well in the more demanding world of university education, hence the disturbing number of university dropouts every year. Teachers are considered partly responsible for this issue as a culture of “pushing pupils towards certain test papers” has been observed, according to Graeme Paton, Education Editor of The Telegraph. Because of this, Tradewind Recruitment is once again stepping up to the plate to fill the special and specific teaching jobs UK schools require for the challenge of training students for the “more” well-rounded transformation of the A-levels.
The Master of Wellington College, Berkshire, Anthony Seldon stated, “The proposed changes to A-levels are a step in the right direction, in that it would be a move away from the mindless ‘sat-nav’ A-level towards a real test of the student’s abilities and the exams would be much more likely to inspire challenging and thoughtful teaching.” The problem was that, the teachers described as “playing the system” had marred the integrity of the results of the qualifying exams. Their one-track goal to make sure that the students pass also created a one-track learning ability. This brand of learning has been perceived to be greatly limited, especially in the areas of problem-solving and critical thinking.
The overhaul of the A-levels is not only going to be a reformation of the qualifying exam but it really will require a renewing of the teaching culture. There will be teachers who can adjust well to this, while there will also be those who are too set in their ways to accommodate the required change. In any case, this condition is expected to open opportunities to “new” teachers who may be a bitter fit for change.
Among UK teaching agencies, Tradewind Recruitment is considered one of the most sought after by top educational institutions to supply them with competent teaching staff and other school personnel. The agency has a thorough process of evaluating applicants’ resumes and finding the most compatible job placements for them in the UK education system.
The overhaul of the A-levels will create a market for new teachers who are not only out to prove their skills and methods but have yet to develop their teaching culture or style. Their raw quality is projected to be able to better accommodate the changes required to elevate the quality of A-levels’ scores for the new school year’s exams.
Tradewind Recruitment is a London-based education recruitment agency. Its re-accreditation with the Department for Education’s Quality Mark for the eighth consecutive year demonstrates that it has continued to achieve the highest possible standard of recruitment selection and vetting of supply teachers.