Modular A-levels and undergraduates

Hirst, Keith and Meacock, Susan (1999) Modular A-levels and undergraduates. Teaching Mathematics & its Applications, 18, (3), 122-127. (doi:10.1093/teamat/18.3.122).


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In this article a comparison is undertaken of the examination performance of mathematics under-graduates with respect to the style of A-level taken. In particular, groups taking modular A-levels have been compared in several respects with those sitting the non-modular version. For the most recent year of entry the modular group performed better by and large, reversing the pattern of the previous two years' entries. Female students perform better in almost all respects.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0268-3679 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Pure Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29884
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:30

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