Once a young person has been seduced into pursuing soft options
at GCSE, their choice at A-level narrows and the die is cast.
This is a view echoed by Mr Leigh, who added: "There are some vocational qualifications which are not relevant and it is necessary to take out some of these soft options
Now it seems, that these developments were a waste of time, with Leighton Andrews and the Russell Group of universities maintaining that they are "soft options
" and do not prepare students properly for university study.
Meanwhile, soft options
do not prepare students for A-Levels and as a consequence academic courses at university may suffer.
In front of his adoring West Ham public, Mitchell, 25, takes on Aussie champion Michael Katsidis with no love lost for his ex-stablemate Khan - accusing him of taking soft options
to protect his suspect chin.
The real criminals in our society are also given soft options
My company specialises in implementing web-based business software, so I read the "Hard times, soft options
" feature (October) with particular interest.
Cup pair look soft options
THERE has been so much rain around Britain in recent days, yet, to these eyes at least, Friday's Darley July Cup is still being priced as though it's a fast-ground race.
The soft options
did not work, prison did not work, so what will?
Prisoners are better fed than our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and have too many soft options
Law-abiding Scots are sick of soft options
for criminals, of which early release from prison and substituting community service and fixed penalties for effective, retributive punishment are merely some of the latest political wheezes.
We have holiday camp conditions for criminals with lengthy form, who fnd the current soft options
meted out by members of the bent judiciary frightened of their own shadows, a doddle.
No soft options
or quilts for these hardy northern fish!
He said: 'Stadiums are soft options
and vulnerable, and it is an impossible task to be 100% safe unless you introduce airport style security.
But as long as the system offers such soft options
as electronic tagging and bail orders that are constantly flouted, these hoodlums will continue to stick two fingers up at her threats.