Monday, August 3, 2009

Education – Exam Paper Access is one Key to Confidence

A Conservative government will create a free online library of all exam papers and scripts. This will provide full transparency and enable proper academic scrutiny of our exam system.

Labour treats past exam papers like state secrets. It refuses to publish them.

“Exam paper access is a key to building confidence in our education system,” said Richard Normington. “People work hard for qualifications, and it is only right that we do everything we can to make sure that this is not undermined by uncertainty,”

“Confidence in the qualifications system provides equality of opportunity and greater social mobility. If doubt creeps in, employers would take the students from ‘known’ institutions instead of trusting equally valid qualifications obtained at other places. I want a society where employers ask ‘what can you do’, not ‘where did you come from?’

“So this is an important step to ensure that that students, parents, teachers and employers have confidence in British qualifications, now and in the future.”

3rd August 2009

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