[...] on Wednesday Mr Gove will set out a further reform of the qualification – effectively turning the clock back to the 90s before exams were overhauled by Labour.
[...] under the new plan:
• AS-levels will become a standalone qualification with results no longer counting towards final A-level marks;
• Pupils will be able to take new-style AS-levels over one or two years, with qualifications covering exactly half the content of the full version;
• Full A-levels will be completely separate from AS and turned into “linear” qualifications, with all exams sat at the end of the two-year course.
[...] The move is likely to prove controversial among some universities because it will stop them using AS marks to award provisional places on degree courses.
[...] the Russell Group [...] would form a new academic board to advise Ofqual on the content of A-levels.
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