Schools, colleges and children's services – consultation outcome

GCSEs, AS and A levels: reform of subjects for September 2016

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Confirmed Assessment Arrangements for Reformed GCSE, AS and A Level Qualifications (January 2015)

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An analysis of consultation responses: developing new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications for first teaching in 2016 (January 2015)

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Developing New GCSE, A Level and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016: Equality Analysis Report (January 2015)

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Developing New GCSEs, AS Qualifications and A levels for First Teaching in 2016: A Regulatory Impact Assessment (January 2015)

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Confirmed Assessment Arrangements for Reformed AS and A level Qualifications (December 2014)

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Developing New A Level and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016: Equality Analysis Report (December 2014)

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Developing New AS Qualifications and A levels for First Teaching in 2016 - Part 1: A Regulatory Impact Assessment (December 2014)

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Detail of outcome

We have announced the outcomes of this consultation in two parts.

The first announcement, in December 2014, confirmed the assessment arrangements for the following AS and A level subjects:

  • ancient languages
  • geography
  • mathematics
  • further mathematics
  • modern foreign languages (MFL)

Our second announcement, in January 2015, confirms the assessment arrangements for the remaining subjects on which we consulted:

  • GCSE art and design
  • GCSE computer science
  • GCSE, AS and A level dance
  • GCSE, AS and A level music
  • GCSE, AS and A level physical education

We have published separately the assessment objectives for all of the subjects listed above.

The Department for Education has also published the final content requirements for these subjects.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Includes: art and design, computer science, PE GCSEs; dance, geography, maths, music and modern foreign language AS and A levels.

Documents

Consultation description

Ofqual’s consultation on the reform of GCSE, AS level and A level subjects to be taught from September 2016.

GCSE

  • art and design
  • computer science
  • dance
  • music
  • physical education

A level and AS level

  • ancient languages
  • dance
  • geography
  • mathematics
  • further mathematics
  • modern foreign languages
  • music
  • physical education

We have also published consultations on other GCSE, AS level and A level subjects: