Accessibility navigation


The English Advanced Extension Award: the twin crossroads

Warner, L. (2006) The English Advanced Extension Award: the twin crossroads. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 13. (3). pp. 347-353. ISSN 1469-3585

Full text not archived in this repository.

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13586840600971893

Abstract/Summary

English is the most popular and successful of the subjects currently offered at Advanced Extension Award, a UK examination for the ablest 18-year-olds. Government plans for post-16 reform suggest that AEAs may not continue as a separate examination for much longer. This paper discusses the reasons for the popularity of AEA English, and two key issues for the future which its success raises: the way forward for curriculum reform of English subjects post-16, and whether AEA, or AEA-style assessment, can satisfy the demand of elite universities for a means of identifying top students.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education
ID Code:12651
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation