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GCE Advanced Level

Subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education

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GCE Advanced Level: Subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education
The A Level is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies in the United Kingdom and the educational authorities of British Crown dependencies to students completing secondary or pre-university education. They were introduced in England and Wales in 1951 to replace the Higher School Certificate. A number of countries, including Singapore, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe have developed qualifications with the same name as and a similar format to the British A Levels. Obtaining an A Level, or equivalent qualifications, is generally required for university entrance, with universities granting offers based on grades achieved.

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Gavin Williamson apologises to students for exams fiasco [Video]

Gavin Williamson apologises to students for exams fiasco

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson apologises to school pupils in England who had their A-level grades unfairly downgraded. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Next year's GCSE and A-Level exams delay decision will be made soon says schools minister [Video]

Next year's GCSE and A-Level exams delay decision will be made soon says schools minister

Schools minister Nick Gibb says the Government will make a decision on whetherto delay the 2021 GCSE and A-Level examinations until mid-summer.

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Protesters demand Williamson be sacked over exams fiasco [Video]

Protesters demand Williamson be sacked over exams fiasco

Students and teachers protesting over A-level and Btec results in England havedemanded the immediate sacking of Gavin Williamson.

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Labour criticise government exam results chaos [Video]

Labour criticise government exam results chaos

Shadow Housing Secretary Thangam Debbonaire has criticised Education Secretary Gavin Williamson for his handling of A-Level results, stating the government seemed unprepared despite knowing the..

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Gavin Williamson 'sorry' for distress caused by exam results row [Video]

Gavin Williamson 'sorry' for distress caused by exam results row

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he is "incredibly sorry" for thedistress the A-level and GCSE results row caused to students.

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Education secretary apologises for A-level results handling [Video]

Education secretary apologises for A-level results handling

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has apologised to students for his handling of exam results. The government was forced into a U-turn yesterday after outrage at a marking algorithm which downgraded..

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Starmer: Government 'right' but 'slow' on A-levels U-turn [Video]

Starmer: Government 'right' but 'slow' on A-levels U-turn

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the government was "right" but "slow and incompetent" after Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a U-turn over exam results. A-level and GCSE results..

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Williamson announces government U-turn over A-level results [Video]

Williamson announces government U-turn over A-level results

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has apologised to students after the government announced a U-turn over exam results. A-level and GCSE results in England will now be based on teachers' assessments..

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NI A-level and GCSE students to receive highest predicted grades [Video]

NI A-level and GCSE students to receive highest predicted grades

The highest predicted grade is to be given to A-level students in NorthernIreland, Stormont’s education minister Peter Weir announced. He abandonedplans to use centralised standardisation following..

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A-level results: Head fears for mental health of downgraded students [Video]

A-level results: Head fears for mental health of downgraded students

About 40% of A-level results were downgraded after exams regulator Ofqual usedan algorithm based on schools' previous results. Headteachers called theresults "unfair and unfathomable", with many gifted..

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Students to launch legal action over A-level downgrades [Video]

Students to launch legal action over A-level downgrades

Students who feel they have been let down by the A-level marking system are launching legal action against England's exam regulator Ofqual. Barrister Jo Maugham has given the government until Wednesday..

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Students protest in London over downgraded A-level results [Video]

Students protest in London over downgraded A-level results

A protest has taken place in Parliament Square after an algorithm was used to determine the grades of A-level students with many losing out on university offers as a result. Report by Czubalam. Like us..

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Students attend Westminster protest after outrage at A-level results downgrading [Video]

Students attend Westminster protest after outrage at A-level results downgrading

More than 250 A-level students have gathered in Westminster for a protestagainst the recent downgrading of thousands of results. Many are holding signsreading “trust our teachers” as the students..

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Rayner: It’s time Johnson takes personal responsibility [Video]

Rayner: It’s time Johnson takes personal responsibility

Labour’s Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner, has called on Boris Johnson to urgently look at the algorithm used to determine students' A-Level results as fears that the same issues will happen with GCSE..

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PM on A-levels: ‘It was going to be very difficult’ [Video]

PM on A-levels: ‘It was going to be very difficult’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses the A-level exam results system on a visit to Northern Ireland. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Sir Keir Starmer: Government approach to exam results has failed [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer: Government approach to exam results has failed

Sir Keir Starmer met A-level students at a sixth-form college in Darlington.The Labour leader said: “The algorithm has not worked because it’s assessed40% of students for a downgrade, and for..

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Starmer chats to A-level students in Darlington [Video]

Starmer chats to A-level students in Darlington

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visited Darlington on Thursday morning to talk to A-level students about their exam results and their hopes and plans for the future. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Students in Sunderland receive A-level results [Video]

Students in Sunderland receive A-level results

A-level students in Sunderland received their exam grades on Thursday morning. Exam boards have downgraded nearly 40% of school leavers’ grades in England according to Ofqual whilst UCAS figures show..

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‘Annoyed’; ‘Angry’: Reactions to exam results system [Video]

‘Annoyed’; ‘Angry’: Reactions to exam results system

Students and the principal of Wyke Sixth Form College in Hull give their reactions to the exam results system on A-level results day. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students [Video]

Sunak: We want to ‘provide fairness’ for school students

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says the government wants to provide “as much fairness as possible” for school students receiving their GCSE and A-level grades at a “very difficult time for young..

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A-levels: Gibb defends ‘robust and fair system [Video]

A-levels: Gibb defends ‘robust and fair system

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has defended the government’s “robust and fair system” for school students receiving GCSE and A-level grades. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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