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SCORE response to the Education Select Committee Report on the administration of examinations for 15-19 year-olds in England

SCORE welcomes the Education Select Committee's Report on the administration of examinations for 15-19 year olds in England, which was published yesterday. We welcome in particular the recommendation for the formation of national subject committees to oversee the development of criteria for and accreditation of new A-levels. SCORE believes that national subject committees are the only feasible way for higher education, industry and others to contribute to the development of A-levels, and is very pleased to see the proposal gaining wider acceptance. SCORE also welcomes the call for learned societies to be more involved in the design of A-levels.