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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:00 pm 
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This appears to be the latest fad and it seems to be turning into a right fiasco

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 735896.ece

My DD inde school has avoided it like the plague but those that like to be "early adopter" trend setters seem to be trying to push it.

I am interested in any positive/negative experiences.


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http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?t=6923

It was discussed in this thread. You might find some useful information/opinions/experiences here.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Thanks Ed's Mum.

One year on it's looks like it's come home to roost. Had Blair's seal of approval so no doubt spintastic!


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I've just had a chance to read the article. What a mess!


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My impression is that schools are jumping on the bandwagon without thinking what the requirements for the IB are and as a result not changing changing their teaching to fit the curriculum.

This is the second school I have heard of this year that have had problems with the IB. However it seems to work at other schools from what I have heard.


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A lot of spin out there (should be no surprise)!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/64 ... nswer.html


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Does anybody know how the AQA bacc is viewed by the universities? I have trouble understanding its value, since each of the individual parts can be acquired independently of the bacc, and the bacc itself just seems to be a layer of administration. (See http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/bacc.php)


To complete the bacc, you need:
- 3 A-levels,
- an AS in general studies, critical thinking or citizenship,
- 'Personal development' - basically a part time job and some community work,
- and the Extended Project. Which can be in anything. I wait to see how the schools will cope with mentoring that.


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