Consultation outcome

GCSEs, AS and A levels: new subjects to be taught in 2016

This consultation has concluded

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An analysis of consultation responses: developing new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications for first teaching in 2016 (Parts 2 and 3)

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Confirmed Assessment Arrangements for Reformed GCSE, AS and A level Qualifications (Parts 2 and 3)

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Developing New GCSE, A Level and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016 (Parts 2 and 3): Equality Analysis Report

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Developing New GCSEs, A Levels and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016 (Parts 2 and 3): Regulatory Impact Assessment

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Detail of outcome

These decisions reflect the subject content requirements published by DfE.

Visit the assessment objectives for new GCSEs, AS and A levels page for more detailed information about the decisions.

Original consultation

Summary

New subjects are: citizenship studies, cooking and nutrition, design and technology, and drama for GCSE; drama and theatre AS and A level.

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Consultation description

This is a consultation about developing new GCSE, A and AS level qualifications that will be taught for the first time in September 2016. This is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSE, AS and A levels.

We’re consulting on changes to the following subjects, which will be taught from the start of the 2016 school year:

GCSEs

  • citizenship studies
  • cooking and nutrition
  • design and technology
  • drama

A level and AS qualifications

  • Drama and theatre

Consultation events

We’re running consultation events to give you the chance to learn more about the proposed changes. See a list of dates and how to book for each subject event.

Documents

Developing new GCSEs, A levels and AS qualifications for first teaching in 2016 − Part 2

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Published 25 September 2014
Last updated 12 February 2015 + show all updates
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