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Fewer exams under A-level reform

A-levels are to be reformed so pupils focus more on learning and less on "the obstacle course of exams", the Education Secretary told ITV News in an exclusive interview. AS-levels will become stand-alone qualifications for 17-year-olds.

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AS-levels 'will survive as a standalone qualification'

Asked if his reforms would mean the end of AS-levels, Michael Gove told ITV News:

"The AS-level will survive, but it will be a standalone qualification - half an A-level.

"But for those people who want to do a full A-level course, there won't be that necessary obstacle of having to do exams along the way."

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