Science Without Experiments?

I hated experiments at A – level, but I can see the illogic of the latest reforms to science A – levels. Exam boards propose that experiments and coursework should not count towards your grades.
Does this strike anyone as the idea of illiterate artists? Not doing experiments at A – level means that universities will have to teach experimental techniques from scratch, including all the error analysis stuff.
It will also mean that university science is degraded, since PhD students will be more reliant on their supervisors, who will have to be more hands on

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