Consultation outcome

GCSE and A level reform

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Applies to England and Scotland

This consultation has concluded

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Reformed GCSE and A level subject content: government response

Detail of outcome

Government response to the consultation including the outcome for these subjects and the next steps.

We have also published an equality impact assessment into the revised content for these subjects.

A letter from Nick Gibb to the A Level Content Advisory Board about their recommendations for the revised content is also available.

Detail of feedback received

On 18 December 2014 we published an interim government response and feedback report to the consultation on AS and A level subject content in:

  • modern foreign languages
  • ancient languages
  • mathematics
  • further mathematics
  • geography

This information has now been added into the final government response.

Original consultation


We are seeking views on further reformed GCSE and A level subject content.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on reformed GCSE and A level subject content for first teaching in 2016.

DfE has written in response to ALCAB’s (A Level Content Advisory Board’s) content reform proposals for A level maths, languages and geography.

Published and final documents for other subjects are available:


Published 16 July 2014
Last updated 26 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published government response.

  2. Published government response to AS and A level content for modern foreign languages, ancient languages, mathematics, further mathematics, and geography.

  3. First published.