university assessment system could help employers measure the
potential of graduates more precisely, it has been claimed.
According to Professor Bob Burgess, vice-chancellor of Leicester
University, the adoption of the Higher Education Achievement Report
(HEAR) as a means of grading students would help employers as the
present system of awarding first, second and third-class degrees
leaves little room for differentiation.
"The HEAR will be of great benefit to students and employers and
enables institutions to clearly demonstrate the breadth and depth
of the student experience in higher education in the most effective
and efficient way," he told the Times.
It was announced yesterday (November 4th) that report cards will be
issued to students from 2011 in a move which could eventually lead
to the abolition of the current degree classification system.
The cards will include details about work experience and society
participation rather than simply exam results.
In addition to the UK, the British university degree classification
system is also used - in various forms - in countries such as
Australia, Ireland, Kenya and South Africa.
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