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New A level and AS level qualifications: requirements and guidance

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

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

    • Detailed guide
  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 (classical Greek and Latin)

For teaching from September 2016

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

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

    • Statutory guidance

Archaeology

For teaching from September 2017

  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

  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