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OVERHAUL EDUCATION SYSTEM, URGES TOMLINSON

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The man heading the independent inquiry into the A-level fiasco admitted at the weekend that the system had 'unforg...
The man heading the independent inquiry into the A-level fiasco admitted at the weekend that the system had 'unforgivably' failed children, reported The Observer (p5). He also called for an overhaul of the university year, saying it should start in January to ease pressure on the exam system.

Former chief inspector of schools Mike Tomlinson, in his first interview since taking on the inquiry post, said it would now take years to rebuild trust in exams among parents, pupils and teachers, and that the entire system should change.

He now felt a sense of having an historic opportunity to restructure the education system in England and Wales for the better. 'I don't think we have ever in the past had the window we now have to get to grips and deal with some of these issues of the education system that simply are not new', he said.

Mr Tomlinson also cast doubt over the future of the examination watchdog, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, saying there had to be a question over whether a regulator could exist as both judge and jury.
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