Key stage 5 (AS and A Levels)

Sixth form colleges, marking and grading exams, results data.

General information and guidance

  1. 16 to 19 study programmes: guide for providers

    Information for education and training providers on how to plan and apply the study programmes.

  2. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

AS and A level changes and reforms

Consultations, research and guidance about changes to subjects, regulations, assessment, grading and appeals.

  1. Accreditation of GCSEs, AS & A levels for teaching from 2016

    A table showing the status of subjects being accredited for teaching from September 2016.

  2. Consultations on the reform of GCSEs, AS and A levels

    Consultations that Ofqual has run on the reform of qualifications to be taught from September 2015.

  3. GCSE and A level differences in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Document and infographic explaining the similarities and differences in qualifications regulated in each jurisdiction.

  4. GCSE, AS and A level reforms

    A collection of documents showing how Ofqual is currently reforming qualifications.

  5. New AS and A levels: requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for the reformed AS and A levels

  6. New GCSEs, AS and A levels accredited to be taught from 2015

    A list of GCSEs, AS levels and A levels that Ofqual have accredited to be taught from September 2015.

  7. Update on the reform of AS and A Levels

    April 2014 summary of the changes Ofqual is making to AS and A levels and why.

AS and A level subject content and requirements

Rules and regulations, qualification-level guidance. Includes maths, English, science, geography, history and other subject content.

  1. AS and A level further maths

    Further maths AS and A level subject content for teaching in schools from 2017.

  2. AS and A level maths

    AS and A level maths subject content for teaching in schools from 2017.

  3. GCE AS and A level accounting

    GCE AS and A level subject content for accounting for teaching in schools from 2017.

  4. GCE AS and A level ancient history

    GCE AS and A level subject content for ancient history for teaching in schools from 2017.

  5. GCE AS and A level ancient languages

    GCE AS and A level subject content for ancient languages for teaching in schools from 2016.

  6. GCE AS and A level archaeology

    GCE AS and A level subject content for archaeology for teaching in schools from 2017.

  7. GCE AS and A level art and design

    GCE AS and A level subject content for art and design for teaching in schools from 2015.

  8. GCE AS and A level business

    GCE AS and A level subject content for business for teaching in schools from 2015.

  9. GCE AS and A level classical civilisation

    GCE AS and A level subject content for classical civilisation for teaching in schools from 2017.

  10. GCE AS and A level computer science

    GCE AS and A level subject content for computer science for teaching in schools from 2015.

  11. GCE AS and A level dance

    GCE AS and A level subject content for dance for teaching in schools from 2016.

  12. GCE AS and A level design and technology

    GCE AS and A level subject content for design and technology for teaching in schools from 2017.

  13. GCE AS and A level drama and theatre

    GCE AS and A level subject content for drama and theatre for teaching in schools from 2016.

  14. GCE AS and A level economics

    GCE AS and A level subject content for economics for teaching in schools from 2015.

  15. GCE AS and A level electronics

    GCE AS and A level subject content for electronics for teaching in schools from 2017.

  16. GCE AS and A level English language

    GCE AS and A level subject content for English language for teaching in schools from 2015.

  17. GCE AS and A level English language and literature

    GCE AS and A level subject content for English language and literature for teaching in schools from 2015.

  18. GCE AS and A level English literature

    GCE AS and A level subject content for English literature for teaching in schools from 2015.

  19. GCE AS and A level environmental science

    GCE AS and A level subject content for environmental science for teaching in schools from 2017.

  20. GCE AS and A level film studies

    GCE AS and A level subject content for film studies for teaching in schools from 2017.

  21. GCE AS and A level geography

    GCE AS and A level subject content for geography for teaching in schools from 2016.

  22. GCE AS and A level geology

    GCE AS and A level subject content for geology for teaching in schools from 2017.

  23. GCE AS and A level history

    GCE AS and A level subject content for history for teaching in schools from 2015.

  24. GCE AS and A level history of art

    GCE AS and A level subject content for history of art for teaching in schools from 2017.

  25. GCE AS and A level languages with smaller cohorts

    Subject content for modern foreign language (smaller cohorts) GCE AS and A levels for teaching in schools from 2018.

  26. GCE AS and A level law

    GCE AS and A level subject content for law for teaching in schools from 2017.

  27. GCE AS and A level media studies

    GCE AS and A level subject content for media studies for teaching in schools from 2017.

  28. GCE AS and A level modern foreign languages

    Subject content for modern foreign language GCE AS and A levels for teaching in schools from 2016.

  29. GCE AS and A level music

    GCE AS and A level subject content for music for teaching in schools from 2016.

  30. GCE AS and A level music technology

    GCE AS and A level subject content for music technology for teaching in schools from 2017.

  31. GCE AS and A level philosophy

    GCE AS and A level subject content for philosophy for teaching in schools from 2017.

  32. GCE AS and A level physical education

    GCE AS and A level subject content for physical education for teaching in schools from 2016.

  33. GCE AS and A level politics

    GCE AS and A level subject content for politics for teaching in schools from 2017.

  34. GCE AS and A level religious studies

    GCE AS and A level subject content for religious studies for teaching in schools from 2016.

  35. GCE AS and A level science

    GCE AS and A level subject content for science which was introduced in 2015.

  36. GCE AS and A level sociology

    GCE AS and A level subject content for sociology, for first teaching in schools from 2015.

  37. GCE AS and A level statistics

    GCE AS and A level subject content for statistics for teaching in schools from 2017.

  38. New AS and A levels: requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for the reformed AS and A levels

Key stage 5 exam marking, qualifications and results

Regulated qualifications and awarding bodies, assessing, marking, participation and performance, appeals.

  1. Appeal an exam result

    How to appeal a qualification result (GCSE, AS, A level, Diploma or other qualification) or ask for it to be marked again if you think it's wrong

  2. Check if an awarding body is recognised

    How to check if the organisation giving you an award is registered and accredited by the exams regulator

  3. Criteria for advanced extension awards (AEAs)

    Rules and regulations for Advanced Extension Awards.

  4. Deciding regulatory assessment rules in GCSEs, AS and A levels

    We have developed a set a principles for when we think about rules for aspects of GCSE, AS or A level subject assessments.

  5. Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    This joint contingency plan is in place to deal with any major disruption that may affect exam candidates.

  6. Find a regulated qualification

    Check if a qualification is regulated and what level it is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

  7. Infographic: AS and A level results 2016

    An infographic summarising summer 2016 AS and A level results.

  8. Legacy AS and A levels: requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for legacy AS and A levels.

  9. Regulatory Document List

    Ofqual's formal legal list of Regulatory Documents (documents containing additional rules and guidance for regulated qualifications).

  10. Summer 2016 GCSE, AS and A level: a summary of our monitoring

    Summer 2016 GCSE, AS and A level awards: a summary of our monitoring

  11. Summer exam awarding information

    Ofqual's publications about summer exam results for GCSEs, AS and A levels.