Inter-subject comparability: An introductory discussion

The comparability of exam standards can be viewed in different ways. Concerns are sometimes raised about whether standards of GCSEs or A levels are being maintained over time. On some occasions, there is disquiet about the comparability of standards between the exams offered by different exam boards within a subject. For some years now there have been issues raised about the comparability of GCSEs and A levels with vocational qualifications that full-time students can take instead.

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