I think in my subject area I’d go a step further ... A-level actively discriminates against the most able students. ... I think there’s too much recall …we have significant amounts where they need to be able to regurgitate definitions, erm, which are fairly insignificant really…
‘ Everything was very formulaic which was quite annoying because we just spent all year sort of learning how to answer the questions more than anything else. No one really wanted to take any risks in their exam results.
I literally learnt the mark scheme. I was like, well there’s no point in trying to go into the details of why this [biological process] works. I knew exactly what wording they wanted. Biology student