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Exam shake-up paves way for construction A-Levels

STUDENTS could be sitting A-Levels in construction under plans drawn up by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

The examinations regulator has put together criteria for a potential A-Level as a step on from the GCSE construction courses, which will be piloted in schools next September.Charles Leigh, general sector manager for City & Guilds, one of the two awarding authorities running the pilot course said: 'They have prepared criteria for an A-Level but nothing has been done with it yet because they are waiting to see what develops from the Tomlinson report on education.'

The Tomlinson report proposes replacing GCSE'S, A-Levels and vocational qualifications with a single diploma.