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9 November 2012

 Following its consultation on A Level reform over the summer, Ofqual published its key findings today.

The one immediate action point communicated along with Ofqual’s findings is the removal in England of AS and A level assessment opportunities in January from 2014 onwards. The first students affected by this are those who started a two-year programme of study in September 2012. Whilst they will have some AS units available in January 2013, none will be available for AS or A level in January 2014.

WJEC understands that the position for Wales will be clarified when policy decisions are taken by Welsh Government after the Review of 14-19 Qualifications’ second report has been published later this month.

WJEC broadly agrees with Ofqual’s overall findings. Gareth Pierce, WJEC Chief Executive, said “It’s now crucial to clarify the role which higher education will play, and to establish a realistic timeline for the overall process. Stakeholder groups have stressed the need for enough time to implement effective reform and we strongly endorse that view. ”

Further information

Ceri Thomas, Marketing and Communications Manager
029 2026 5309 ceri.thomas@wjec.co.uk

Dafydd Wyn, Communications Officer
029 2026 5102 dafydd.wyn@wjec.co.uk