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Advanced Education Award

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on progress with the Advanced Education Award. [110925]

Advanced Extension Awards (AEAs) were examined in summer 2002 for the first time. The uptake was higher than expected; the 6,841 entries for AEAs in 2002 was an increase of some 70 per cent. over the entries for the predecessor Special Papers in 2001. The range of subjects in which AEAs are available will be extended from 2005.