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Students mixing A-levels and GNVQs;Further Education

Students mixing A-levels and GNVQs could spend significantly more time in lessons than those focusing solely on academic courses.

Dr Nick Tate, chief executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, said a student gaining two A-levels, a single award GNVQ and the new key skills qualification might typically spend 27 hours per week in lessons during the first year and 22 hours during the second year.

A student who gained four A-levels (including general studies) and key skills would, from next September, typically have 19 hours of lessons during each year.

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