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.
– Ofqual chief regulator Glenys Stacey
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.”