Government proposals threaten January retakes

Article in summary This article, published in 2012, has partly been superseded by events: January exams have gone, and A-level reform is proceeding apace. For the latest on the changes discussed below see Tour article on the new A-level and GCSE exams. However, we’ve left this article

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Why are we putting off overseas students?

“Why are we putting off overseas students?” asks new CIFE Chairman in an article written in July 2012 The government’s current immigration policy is definitely affecting the choices of top-class international students deciding to pursue their further and higher education abroad, according to the new Chairman of

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No January A level and other changes

Article in summary On November 9th 2012 OFQUAL announced that, after the January 2013 AS/A2 exam session, AS and A2 exams will only be available in the summer. This article describes the background to this announcement, the implications for students and teachers of no January A level

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Increased demand for Easter revision courses

This article, written in March 2013, explains the pressures which are making more students than ever turn to Easter Revision courses. On Thursday March 7th 2013, for the last time ever, results were published for pu­pils who took A-level exams in January. This so-called retake session will

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