Ucas defends embattled AS levels
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service has come out in support of the embattled AS-level exams. It said the results were helpful to higher education institutions as predictors of A-level performance. Education and skills secretary Estelle Morris has ordered a review of AS-levels amid claims that pupils are being over-tested.
BMA calls for review of medical training
The British Medical Association has called for a review of the way postgraduate medical training is governed, delivered and assessed as part of a ten-point plan to improve the quality of health care and maintain patients’ trust in doctors.
President opens Glasgow health building
South African president Thabo Mbeki today visited Glasgow Caledonian University to name the Govan Mbeki health building in honour of his father, a veteran of the fight against apartheid.