Consultation outcome

AS and A level reform: regulations for MFL (first teaching 2018)

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Decisions on our rules and guidance for AS and A level modern foreign languages (taught from September 2018)

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Detail of outcome

We decided we will permit exam boards to develop AS and A levels in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, modern Hebrew, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Urdu against:

  • the Department for Education’s (DfE) new subject content for modern foreign languages with smaller cohorts, or
  • the subject content for modern foreign languages (which includes a speaking assessment).

We also decided to implement all our proposed rules and guidance for AS and A levels developed against the subject content for modern foreign languages with smaller cohorts.

We decided these qualifications will need to use a title of the form: Language (Listening, Reading, Writing).

Feedback received

Analysis of responses to our consultation on rules and guidance for AS and A levels modern foreign languages (first teaching 2018)

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Detail of feedback received

There were five responses to the consultation, four from organisations and one from an individual.

Respondents largely supported our proposals, noting in particular the need to indicate the skills assessed in these qualifications.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on rules and guidance for the new modern foreign languages AS and A levels that will be taught in schools from September 2018

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Consultation description

This consultation is about the rules and guidance we intend to put in place for the new modern foreign languages AS and A levels that will be taught in schools in England from September 2018.

This consultation takes forward decisions made following our earlier consultation ‘Developing new MFL AS and A levels for first teaching in 2018’, and is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.

Documents

AS and A level modern foreign languages - Consultation on our rules and guidance for Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, modern Hebrew, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Urdu

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Published 3 March 2017
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
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