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Exams for 15-19 year olds in England - follow up

Inquiry status: concluded

The Education Committee holds a short inquiry to follow up its previous work on examinations for 15 to 19 year olds in England.  Oral evidence was taken from Ofqual in June 2014.

The inquiry covers issues relating to GCSEs and A levels as raised in the Committee’s reports on the administration of examinations for 15 to 19 year olds in England (July 2012), From GCSEs to EBCs: the Government’s proposals for reform (January 2013) and 2012 English GCSE results (June 2013). This includes current plans for the administration and structure of the new GCSEs and A levels.

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