The Baccalaureate: A Model for Curriculum Reform

Synopsis

Examines most important baccalaureate models, including the International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate Professionel and pilot proposals such as the Welsh Bac and future proposed models.Every year the UK A-Level results bring with them the inevitable tide of questions about th quality and standard of the exams: Are they getting easier? Is studying for three or four subjects in great detail right in the modern world? Can standards, and pass rates, be sustained? One option already available to schools and students is the baccalaureate system. With reform of the "gold-standard" A-level likely, and with qualification reform in Wales and Scotland already a reality, this unique book will be essential reading for anyone who needs to know about the post-16 qualifications debate. Covering national and international approaches, the International Baccalaureate, curriculum reform, political and educational imperatives the book including expert contributions by the leading figures in the Bac debate from the higher education, state and independent-schools sectors, as well as from political and research fields.It will be of interest to Sec

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Graham Phillips
  • Tim Pound
  • Jeff Thompson
  • Mary Hayden
  • James Cambridge
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2003