"Education Secretary Michael Gove has sent a letter to examinations regulator Ofqual in which he says universities should create a new set of A-levels. In the letter, seen by BBC Newsnight, Mr Gove says he "does not envisage the Department for Education having a role" in developing the new qualifications. Mr Gove says he is concerned that A-levels are failing to properly prepare students for university. He goes on to say preparing students is the primary role of the A-level." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17588292 I feel like I've gone back 30 years. Universities used to write the exam papers until it became such a huge money spinner for Pearson et al.