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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:52 pm 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/un ... -2015.html

Are degrees today not fit for purpose?

Can they compete in a global market?

Are our top institutions more interested in QS league positions (research based outcomes) rather than the quality of teaching?

Are our young people being short changed ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:52 pm 
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Some unis have been using GPA [Grade Points average] for a while ... at least two years.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:27 am 
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Many postgraduate courses and employers ask for a break down of module marks and/or an average mark rather than simply degree awarded so in reality this is already happening.
Teacher training is one of the routes that still differentiates simply by degree class as do some postgraduate research degree funding bodies.

What will be interesting is how they really obtain parity across institutions. At present a 58% in Cambridge finals can exclude a graduate from entry whereas 60% from an ex college of further education is sufficient. While the latter institution has its place it's difficult to argue that the academic rigour at each is comparable.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:33 am 
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Even when this old woman wanted to get chartered after graduation she had to give a module breakdown, we knew which institutes needed what modules prior to choosing or being allowed to sit :oops: modules in the final year.


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