To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department provided to the A-level Content Advisory Board in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.
5 December 2014
The A-level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB) was established by the Russell Group in 2013, to review the subject content for facilitating A levels. The Department for Education provided £100,360.61 to ALCAB in 2013-14, and has provided £361,034.53 in 2014-15. No funds for ALCAB have been included in expenditure plans for 2015-16.
ALCAB have made their final recommendations for A and AS level subject content in mathematics, further mathematics, modern languages, ancient languages, and geography. These new qualifications are designed to prepare young people to meet the demands of universities and employers. We will soon be publishing our response to ALCAB’s recommendations.