Dumb and Dumber
New science A-levels are being "dumbed down" to such an extent that some courses will demand no prior knowledge of the subject.
Draft syllabuses for chemistry and biology published by one exam board state that the first part of the qualification, the AS-level, can be tackled without the candidate having studied the subject before.
They complain that content is being dumped so that the A-level will be accessible to pupils taking the general science GCSE, which has been heavily criticised since it was introduced in September.
Dubbed "pop-science", the GCSE has replaced the study of fundamental scientific principles with debate about "science-related" issues, such as nuclear power, nutrition and the use of drugs.
Teachers fear that the A-level is now going the same way.
So they make the GCSE a joke, and then the little darlings who have been conned into thinking they have been taught real science can't do the A level. So they have to dumb that down as well. And two years later the universities will need to "adjust" their courses for the poor bloody kids let down yet again by the Education Industry.