The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) are offering a March session of the CAE examination from March 2004.
In extending choice and increasing the number of possibilities for students who wish to take the exam, this strikes me as a very good thing. However, it does also mean that in some FE courses, where exams are taken at the end of each course, it might make courses shorter, so that students are, in effect, deprived of the opportunity to study for a sufficiently long time to master the intracicies of what is a very demanding exam.
In some places, course last up to the next opportunity to take an exam, so the introduction of this paper could shorten study time for some, while increasing choice for others.
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