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New AS and A levels: requirements and guidance

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

This collection sets out rules, regulations and associated guidance for the new A level and standalone AS level qualifications that are being introduced in England.

You should also read the requirements for all awarding organisations and qualifications.

There are separate rules for existing A level and AS level qualifications.

All new A levels and AS qualifications

Accounting

For teaching from September 2017

Ancient history

For teaching from September 2017

Ancient languages

For teaching from September 2016 (classical Greek, Latin) and September 2018 (biblical Hebrew A level only). No qualifications have been or are currently being developed at AS level in biblical Hebrew.

Archaeology

No qualifications have been or are currently being developed in this subject

Art and design

For teaching from September 2015

Business

For teaching from September 2015

Classical civilisation

For teaching from September 2017

Computer science

For teaching from September 2015

Dance

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for dance

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for dance

    • Statutory guidance

Design and technology

For teaching from September 2017

Drama and theatre

For teaching from September 2016

Economics

For teaching from September 2015

Electronics

For teaching from September 2017

English language

For teaching from September 2015

English language and literature

For teaching from September 2015

English literature

For teaching from September 2015

Environmental science

For teaching from September 2017

Film studies

For teaching from September 2017

Geography

For teaching from September 2016

Geology

For teaching from September 2017

History

For teaching from September 2015

History of art

For teaching from September 2017 (A level only). No qualifications have been or are currently being developed at AS level in this subject.

Law

For teaching from September 2017

Mathematics

For teaching from September 2017

Further Mathematics

For teaching from September 2017

Media studies

For teaching from September 2017

Modern foreign languages

For teaching from September 2016 (French, German and Spanish) or September 2017 (other languages)

Modern foreign languages (listening, reading, writing)

For teaching from September 2018

Music

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for music

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for music

    • Statutory guidance

Music technology

For teaching from September 2017

Philosophy

For teaching from September 2017

Physical education

For teaching from September 2016

Politics

For teaching from September 2017

Psychology

For teaching from September 2015

Religious studies

For teaching from September 2016

Science (biology, chemistry and physics)

For teaching from September 2015

Sociology

For teaching from September 2015

Statistics

For teaching from September 2017

Published 1 June 2014
Last updated 25 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include requirements for modern foreign languages (listening, reading, writing)
  2. Added data exchange requirements
  3. Added geology and politics
  4. Added statistics
  5. Added film studies, law and media studies
  6. Added ancient history and classical civilisation
  7. Added accounting and archaeology
  8. Added electronics
  9. Added mathematics and further mathematics
  10. Added history of art, music technology and philosophy.
  11. Added design & technology and environmental science.
  12. Added conditions and guidance for religious studies.
  13. Added conditions and guidance for drama and theatre
  14. Removed separate conditions and guidance for biology, chemistry and physics and added links to consolidated documents.
  15. Published conditions and guidance for AS and A level physical education
  16. Published new requirements and guidance for AS and A level modern foreign languages (French, German, Spanish)
  17. Published new requirements and guidance for ancient languages and geography
  18. Published conditions and guidance for dance and music
  19. First published.