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A-levels: Gove calls for universities to oversee exams

Education Secretary Michael Gove has called for a new set of A-levels, to be devised and marked by universities, in a letter to the examinations watchdog.

Mr Gove says in his letter the courses do not properly prepare students for university - and while A-level grades continue to improve, universities say that new students increasingly lack new skills.

Chris Buckler reports.

  • 03 Apr 2012
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