Report: Exam regulator Ofqual scraps January resits

Students will only be able to sit their A-levels in the summer after regulator Ofqual scrapped January exams, according to the Independent newspaper.

Students may not have to sit exams in January under new plans.
Students may not have to sit exams in January under new plans. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The move is reportedly designed to prevent pupils re-sitting exams to obtain higher marks - a culture critics say has led to grade inflation and a devaluing of the exam system.

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