Consultation outcome

GCSE, AS and A level reform: regulations for electronics

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Detail of outcome

Given the support expressed by respondents, we have decided to adopt all our consultation proposals unchanged, with only one minor change: at both GCSE and AS/A level, we have amended our guidance on assessment objective AO3 to clarify how the evaluation of electronic systems should be assessed.

We have now published our:

Feedback received

Analysis of Responses to our Consultation on Conditions and Guidance for GCSE, AS and A level Electronics

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Detail of feedback received

There were 3 responses to the consultation – all from organisations.

One respondent did not comment directly on our proposals, but instead provided general comments on the reform of modern foreign languages. The other two respondents both supported our proposals.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


A consultation on rules and guidance for new GCSEs, AS and A levels in electronics


Consultation description

This consultation is about the rules and guidance we plan to put in place for new GCSEs, AS and A levels in electronics. These rules will apply to the new electronics GCSEs, 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 new GCSEs, AS and A Levels for first teaching in 2017 - Part 2’, and is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.