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    (Original post by STUDYREVISE)

    Oh really?
    Get over it.
    Oh, the link I provided is different to yours :O
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    (Original post by Zain Amin)
    Oh, the link I provided is different to yours :O
    Yet you are so shocked to hear about the changes.
    The link is not the point, the point is that you were already notified, yet you denied it, and then you go on to politics and Labour? :rolleyes:
    btw, the link explains it all anyways.
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    (Original post by German123)
    When will the changes for A level take place?:confused:
    Next year
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    (Original post by STUDYREVISE)
    Yet you are so shocked to hear about the changes.
    The link is not the point, the point is that you were already notified, yet you denied it, and then you go on to politics and Labour? :rolleyes:
    btw, the link explains it all anyways.
    I honestly thought all it meant was that AS exams were going linear too.

    But I don't think I read that part.
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    They 'fixed' something that was never broken to begin with
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    (Original post by Zain Amin)
    I honestly thought all it meant was that AS exams were going linear too.

    But I don't think I read that part.
    Finally (!)
    It's fine :console: lol
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    (Original post by STUDYREVISE)
    I'm pretty sure they are official...
    OK....someone need to change this....it cant be official:mad:
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    (Original post by A sheesh)
    Next year

    I though so...that is so unfair for the current year 11s]mad[/s]
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    I know right. its ridiculous!
    You in year 11 too?
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    (Original post by German123)
    I though so...that is so unfair for the current year 11s]mad[/s]
    Next year, as in the current year 11's.
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    will the changes affect me? i'm im year 12 and have just started my as levels; will my year still be able to do resits?


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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    will the changes affect me? i'm im year 12 and have just started my as levels; will my year still be able to do resits?


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    Yh ur fine
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    will the changes affect me? i'm im year 12 and have just started my as levels; will my year still be able to do resits?


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    I think your year is safe and you will be able to resit one As module for each subject preferably the one you got the lowest mark and grade on.

    Edit: Unless you completely fail all of your As exams and would want to start from scratch in another sixthform or college i think you will be affected.
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    (Original post by STUDYREVISE)
    Next year, as in the current year 11's.
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    (Original post by Alex347_)
    They are absolutely not more important 'NOW' apart from in a very narrow set of subjects or universities. But I do agree that there'll be an expansion of institutional and external admissions tests.
    I'm only talking about a few courses which absolutely require another non A level test as part of the offer. e.g. a high ukcat grade and good as grades is better than average ukcat and very good as levels.

    Basically I only compared to the narrow sets of subjects and unis you referred to cos it will be stupid to compare to unis with no tests currently.
    And I hope there are more admission tests cos they show a few skills that will really help in uni like STEP.
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    Tbh the years in the interim have it the worst, as we are still stuck with a modular system that has been shoehorned into a linear one. All of our qualifications are still split into modules, yet we still do them all at the same time. Those sitting the new qualification will have more pressure to succeed, yes, but fewer exams in which they have to deliver that performance.

    I have a ridiculous number of exams this year, enough to rival my GCSE total - and that was in the neighbourhood of ~23.
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    (Original post by Alex347_)
    If you enter Sixth Form in September 2015 then AS Levels are not part of the A Level qualification.
    Okay, this is getting stupid now. I read on the exam board about the changes to 2015 a levels and they say similar to what you're saying, however we do all the 4 AS exams in year 12 and then 3 A2 exams in year 13, but the AS no longer means anything towards your A2 grades. So apparently we get more qualifications instead of only sitting 1 AS in year 12.
    Who's right here? :confused:
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    I imagine it will just become like the IB where universities consider the predicted grades and GCSEs of the candidate. You must also remember that Personal Statements and references also make up part of the final verdict so I'm assuming more attention will be placed on these aspects.


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    On 22 January 2013, the Secretary of State wrote to Ofqual to outline changes to A level structure from September 2015.
    The changes mean that the new A level will be linear, with all assessment at the end of two years of study. Although the AS level will be retained, it will be redesigned as a high quality stand-alone qualification as opposed to a means of progression to A2.
    The Secretary of State also confirmed plans for leading universities to be more closely involved in developing the content of the new A levels, starting with those subjects which are most commonly required for undergraduate study - maths and further maths; English (literature); physics; biology; chemistry; geography; history and languages (modern and classical).
    The first of the new A levels will be introduced for teaching in schools from September 2015, with first exams being sat in 2017


    ^^^Someone explain? It says the first exams of sixth form starting in 2015 will be in 2017, but it says AS will be a stand-alone qualification. How can we do our AS without sitting them? :confused:
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    Wait I..

    Huh.

    Wut.

    uh.

    I don't even..
 
 
 
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