Advanced Supplementary Level

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A General Certificate of Education (GCE) qualification whose syllabus covered about half that of a full GCE Advanced Level (A level) syllabus and which was assessed against the same criteria, at the same level as a full A level. These AS levels were normally studied over two years, were often taken alongside one or more full A levels, and were designed to allow sixth form pupils access to a broader curriculum. In 2000, following a recommendation in the Dearing Review (1996), the Advanced Supplementary was replaced by the Advanced Subsidiary, which constitutes the first half of the two‐year A level programme, and is accordingly assessed against a less demanding set of criteria than the original AS level. See also Curriculum 2000.

Subjects: Education.

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