Labour supports reforming the assessment and qualification system across 14 – 19 education but the latest Tory-led Government proposals risk turning the clock back.

The announcement last week on changes to A-levels in England – including scrapping the AS Level – risk narrowing the options for young people and returning to an all or nothing set of exams at the end of the course. It’s no wonder leading universities like Oxford and Cambridge say this is a mistake.

We need to have more high quality options available to all our 16 year olds, including all young people studying English and Maths to 18. Labour’s plan is for an education system that equips young people with the skills, knowledge, resilience and character that they need to play their part both as active citizens and as future business leaders and entrepreneurs.


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