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    I heard the reform happened because of 'grade inflation'. The number of pupils getting top grades was increasing, so they felt the need to make it harder.

    Does this mean you can longer do AS for the new A-levels that are linear? So we have to complete the new A-level in one year? Ultimately, do you find the 'old' A-levels easy?
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    Some a-levels are reformed. This means that the AS and A level qualifications are separate. AS exams contribute to AS grade, A level exams contribute to A level grade. The old a levels take 50% from AS and 50% from A2. You can still do AS for the new linear a levels however I believe many schools are not entering pupils for them.
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    (Original post by ColossalAtom)
    I heard the reform happened because of 'grade inflation'. The number of pupils getting top grades was increasing, so they felt the need to make it harder.

    Does this mean you can longer do AS for the new A-levels that are linear? So we have to complete the new A-level in one year? Ultimately, do you find the 'old' A-levels easy?
    Some schools are still doing the AS in yr 12 and the A Levels in Yr 13. But note that the AS in Yr 12 is a standalone qualification and does not contribute to your a level grade. I did my as this year and I will do my a levels next summer.

    More info: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...7-may-2015.pdf
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    Some schools are still doing the AS in yr 12 and the A Levels in Yr 13. But note that the AS in Yr 12 is a standalone qualification and does not contribute to your a level grade. I did my as this year and I will do my a levels next summer.

    More info: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...a-level-reform

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...7-may-2015.pdf
    What do you think of it though?

    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Some a-levels are reformed. This means that the AS and A level qualifications are separate. AS exams contribute to AS grade, A level exams contribute to A level grade. The old a levels take 50% from AS and 50% from A2. You can still do AS for the new linear a levels however I believe many schools are not entering pupils for them.
    So is just 2 years of study before exams then? How would universities decide who and who doesn't get an offer then?
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    What do you think of it though?


    So is just 2 years of study before exams then? How would universities decide who and who doesn't get an offer then?
    I actually prefer doing it this way. But it really makes no difference whether you do it in yr 12 or 13 because you will be tested on yr 12 content in the yr 13 exams. Normally you do 2 AS exams per each subject in yr 12 or 3 A Level exams in yr 13.

    Universities look at your grades from AS if you have it and your predicted grades or if you don't, then just your predicted grades.
 
 
 
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