Ofqual has recently announced that from September 2013 the January examinations will be removed for Applied A levels. This means that students who started their Applied AS courses in September 2012 will not have the option of sitting examinations in January 2014.
AS and A2 examinations will still be available in January 2013, June 2013 and June 2014.
Our plan is to work more closely with higher education institutions to design the next generation of applied-style A levels.
We're currently in discussions with Ofqual to retain a resit opportunity earlier in the year for students who may need support for university entry.