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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

  1. GCE qualification-level conditions and requirements

    • Regulation
  2. GCE qualification-level guidance

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Specifications in relation to the reasonable adjustment of general qualifications

    • Regulation
  4. Accreditation requirement

    • Guidance
  5. Data exchange for AS, A level, GCSE, Level 1 and 2 certificates

    • Regulation

Accounting

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for accounting

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for accounting

    • Statutory guidance

Ancient history

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for ancient history

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for ancient history

    • Statutory guidance

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.

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for ancient languages

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for ancient languages

    • Statutory guidance

Archaeology

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

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for archaeology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for archaeology

    • Statutory guidance

Art and design

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for art and design

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for art and design

    • Statutory guidance

Business

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for business

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for business

    • Statutory guidance

Classical civilisation

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for classical civilisation

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for classical civilisation

    • Statutory guidance

Computer science

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for computer science

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for computer science

    • Statutory guidance

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

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for design and technology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for design and technology

    • Statutory guidance

Drama and theatre

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for drama and theatre

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for drama and theatre

    • Statutory guidance

Economics

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for economics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for economics

    • Statutory guidance

Electronics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for electronics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for electronics

    • Statutory guidance

English language

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for English language

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for English language

    • Statutory guidance

English language and literature

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for English language and literature

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for English language and literature

    • Statutory guidance

English literature

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for English literature

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for English literature

    • Statutory guidance

Environmental science

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for environmental science

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for environmental science

    • Statutory guidance

Film studies

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for film studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for film studies

    • Statutory guidance

Geography

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for geography

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for geography

    • Statutory guidance

Geology

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for geology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for geology

    • Statutory guidance

History

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for history

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for history

    • Statutory guidance

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.

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for history of art

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for history of art

    • Statutory guidance

Law

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for law

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for law

    • Statutory guidance

Mathematics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for mathematics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for mathematics

    • Statutory guidance

Further Mathematics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for further mathematics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for further mathematics

    • Statutory guidance

Media studies

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for media studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for media studies

    • Statutory guidance

Modern foreign languages

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

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for modern foreign languages

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for modern foreign languages

    • Statutory guidance

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

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for music technology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for music technology

    • Statutory guidance

Philosophy

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for philosophy

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for philosophy

    • Statutory guidance

Physical education

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for physical education

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for physical education

    • Statutory guidance

Politics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for politics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for politics

    • Statutory guidance

Psychology

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for psychology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for psychology

    • Statutory guidance

Religious studies

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for religious studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for religious studies

    • Statutory guidance

Science (biology, chemistry and physics)

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for science

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for science

    • Statutory guidance

Sociology

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for sociology

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for sociology

    • Statutory guidance

Statistics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for statistics

    • Regulation
  2. GCE subject-level guidance for statistics

    • Statutory guidance