16 November 2012

Re-think needed on re-sits

The Guardian published a letter from million+ about the rigid, all-or-nothing approach to A level examinations, following Ofqual's decision to remove the chance for students to sit their final A level papers in January.

Million+ argues that making students wait a whole year to re-sit - or even take for the first time - their A-level final papers, after two years of study (known as A2 exams) will hit students who suffer illness, bereavement or other trauma in the spring or summer terms. It will hamper the chances of students unable to stay on at school for another whole year for financial or other reasons.

million+ believes the Government should urgently rethink this proposal. Read the full letter, published in The Guardian on 16 November 2012.