Consultation outcome

AS and A level reform: regulations for politics

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We have decided to confirm all our consultation proposals.

We have chosen not to adopt any of the suggested changes to our guidance, mainly because we think they would conflict with the new subject content for AS and A level politics.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

There were seven responses to the consultation – five from organisations and two from individuals.

One organisation did not comment directly on our proposals, but instead provided general comments on the process for reform of GCSEs, AS and A levels.

The respondents who did comment on our proposals broadly supported them, but some respondents suggested changes our guidance on assessment objectives.

Original consultation

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A consultation on changes to our rules and guidance for new AS and A levels in politics.


Consultation description

This consultation is about changes we plan to make to our rules and guidance for new AS and A levels in politics. These rules will apply to the new politics AS and A levels that will be taught in schools in England from September 2017.

This consultation takes forward decisions made following our earlier consultation ‘Developing geology, politics and PE short course for 2017 teaching’, and is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.