New style A-levels could be in our schools by 2016 under proposals for universities to have more of an influence over exams.
In a letter to the head of Ofqual, the qualifications watchdog, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove says he is concerned that the current A-level system is failing to prepare students for university.
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