Admission test for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery 2013-2014

Test ministeriale in lingua inglese per l’ammissione alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2013-2014

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It has recently been suggested that some degrees can be completed in two years instead of the traditional three years. But staff teaching engineering and medicine at degree level say that the current first year mostly involves getting students up to a common level of maths and physics, which in the past was achieved by high school teaching. By the end of the second year few students have reached the level of attainment that students did 40 years ago. Two year degrees are not realistic - certainly not for engineering. Which one of the following is an assumption of the argument in the passage above?