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The National Union of Students (NUS) has today (Friday) responded to an announcement from exam regulator Ofqual on A Level reform.

Toni Pearce, NUS Vice President (Further Education) said:

“These announcements from Ofqual represent a return to a 1950s draconian style education system where your entire future is based on your performance on one day, with no second chances or room for an off day.”

“We need an education system which values learning, not merely an accreditation system that certifies people once a year.”

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NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions.

We are a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students' unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.


Will Hoyles

Press contact NUS UK Press Officer 07866 695010

Alex Jones

Press contact Press and Public Affairs Manager

Mike Heffron

Press contact NUS Scotland Campaigns and Communications Officer 07554 451941

Joni Alexander

Press contact NUS Wales Campaigns and Communications Officer 07966 102363

Ian Williamson

Press contact NUS-USI (Northern Ireland) Policy and Public Affairs Officer 028 9024 4641

NUS UK Switchboard

Press contact 0845 5210 262

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