A-level review

24 January 2013

Dr Wendy Piatt, Director General of the Russell Group, said: 

“We have been considering a range of options to contribute to the future development of A-levels and have asked Prof Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick to chair a working party to take forward the idea of the creation of an organisation to provide advice to Ofqual on a number of A-level subjects.”

Professor Nigel Thrift said:

“We are considering proposals to create an advisory body to provide advice to Ofqual on A-levels. That advisory body will focus on those A-levels most commonly required for entry to our leading universities to ensure that prospective students have the ability to study the subject at advanced level in order to be able to access the content of the degree course they later choose to study at university.”

The full list of subject areas to be considered by the advisory body is:

• Biology

• Chemistry

• English literature

• Geography

• History

• Physics

• Modern and classical languages

• Maths and further maths

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