The exam board AQA has just announced they have cancelled the Python and C# skeleton programs in their pre-release NEA task after long-suffering teachers reported numerous bugs, promising to replace them some time in the future. This is a disgraceful situation. After the GCSE NEA mess last year, this outrage happens to the A Level over one month into term. Teachers and pupils have been struggling to make sense of the pre-release all this time, and meanwhile AQA were sitting quietly on the errors, hoping to bury the bad news. Where are the ‘rigorous’ checks before release, or was this all done by a trainee at AQA? AQA still have not written to all schools with an apology and explanation and still have not reported themselves to OFQUAL and still have not made a national announcement to alert teachers of their screw-up. Presumably, these are on someone’s ‘to do’ list?