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Advanced Extension Awards

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the future of advanced extension awards; and if he will make a statement. (207119)

We set out our plans for the future of Advanced Extension Awards in the consultation document, “Promoting achievement, valuing success: a strategy for 14-19 qualifications”, published in March 2008. Advanced Extension Awards (AEAs) overlap in purpose with the stretch and challenge being introduced into A level from September 2008. Our 14-19 Expert Group advised that, as part of moves to simplify the qualification offer, we should work with the awarding bodies to withdraw AEAs as new A levels are introduced. We are doing this and expect the last AEAs to be taken in 2009.