January A-level exam sittings to be scrapped

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

Under changes announced by Ofqual, which will apply to students starting AS and A level courses from September 2013, January exams will be scrapped.

January A-level exam sittings will be scrapped from next year Credit: Press Association

The regulator said the move would address concerns over how many times students can sit exams, by cutting the number of re-sit opportunities.

The decision comes following a three-month consultation into A-level reform.