Royal Society President calls for an overhaul of A-level curriculum in the UK

The president of the UK’s independent scientific academy, the Royal Society, has called for a move towards a broader curriculum for A-level students (16 to 19 year olds) in the UK.

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan suggests that the UK could learn from other A-level alternatives such as the IB where students study a broader range of subjects.

“Our narrow education system, which encourages early specialisation, is no longer fit for purpose in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Many countries have moved, or are moving, towards a broader and more diverse curriculum in order to equip the next generation with a skill set they will need,” said Ramakrishnan. 

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