Teaching, Learning and Assessment Updates
Reforms to AS and A-level Qualifications
The Government intends all A-levels will be 2 year, linear qualifications by 2017, so students studying these qualifications must stay on programme for two years and will be assessed at the end of the two years, mainly by sitting examinations.
AS levels will be completely seperate stand alone qualifications and so will not generally be offered at the college. Consideration of whether an AS English and/or Maths course will be of benefit is however currently being assessed.
For more information about these changes and in particular, the changes to the assessment of practical work in science subjects refer to the Ofqual information