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."
More top news
When and where are they on, and how do they work?
What better, more dramatic spectacle has there ever been on American television?
The soap star allegedly posted tweets calling Indian people "bastards".