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Edexcel has been continuing to work with Ofqual and with our customers to make sure students have the best choices. We would like to update you to make sure you understand the options available.
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Edexcel International AS/Advanced Level As we announced previously, we are developing a new suite of A-level qualifications called Edexcel International Advanced levels, which are available for first teaching in September 2013. This suite will contain a January and a June exam series, and continue to offer a modular structure. The subjects initially available will be: Mathematics Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) Economics Business Accounting Law
The first exams will be in January 2014, with the exception of Law which will remain available in June only. It is our intention to continue to develop the range of subjects available, and we will keep you informed of progress.
Edexcel GCE A-level Our Edexcel GCE A-level will continue to be available, however as this suite is regulated by Ofqual, it will no longer contain January exams. You may choose some subjects from the Edexcel International AS/Advanced Level and some from the Edexcel GCE A-level to give your students the breadth of choice and flexibility they need. Students completing their course in 2014 Students who need to complete their Alevels in January 2014 We understand the removal of January exams represents significant problems for students who need to complete and cash-in their full A level in January 2014 for university entry. We’ve been working to find a suitable resolution and we are pleased to let you know that we now have an answer for many of these students.
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based on the existing Edexcel GCE A-level specification. regulated by Pearson. instead of an Edexcel GCE A level. Students wishing to complete their Edexcel GCE A-levels in June 2014 The solution above has been agreed for specifically students who must complete their course in January. will be available in the following subjects: Mathematics Science (Biology. For all other subjects. Students will be awarded an Edexcel International Advanced level. will not be able to sit an exam in January 2014.All units currently available in January will be available for one final sitting in January 2014. This is because Ofqual has made a decision that the regulated Edexcel GCE A level qualifications can no longer include a January exam series. January 2014 exams. Chemistry and Physics) International units only. Economics Business Accounting Students can therefore cash-in as planned in January 2014 to complete their Edexcel GCE A-level qualification. Find out more about following subjects: Biology. This option is only available for the subjects where we are offering an International Advanced level alternative. but will still be able to complete their course in June 2014 as planned. We appreciate this is a challenging time for you and your students and we would like to thank you for your continued support. Other students who are planning to complete their A-levels in June 2014. Your local representative is available to answer any questions you may have and to fully support you through this difficult transitional period. therefore you should continue to prepare your students for their final January exams in 2014 in the usual way. If this option is taken. exams will be available in June only. All entries for January 2014 must be accompanied by a cash-in code. Chemistry and Physics Mathematics Economics Business Studies Page 2 of 2 . please note the following points: The specification and assessment remain unchanged.