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Exam regulator Ofqual on A-level reforms

A-level students will only be able to take exams in the summer, with fewer chances to re-sit papers, exam regulator Ofqual has announced.

It said the change is the first phase of proposed wider A level reforms. Further changes to the system are also being considered and will be announced at a later date.

Earlier this year we set out our proposals for A level reform.

We received an excellent response to our consultation.

The results show that respondents are very supportive of the proposals we outlined to remove the January assessments.

The next phase will consider further structural changes to strengthen the A level, how higher education will be involved in A levels, and content changes where stakeholders deem that they are necessary.”

– Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey