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Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment has been made of the success of AS-levels.

There were 37,000 AS examination entries in summer 1989, the first year of the new examination. A total of 61 per cent. gained grades A to E. The School Examinations and Assessment Council has been asked to provide guidance to schools on A/AS combinations and to lay down principles governing A/AS syllabuses. Both measures should help to raise achievement in AS examinations.