Consultation outcome

Religious studies GCSEs, AS and A levels: new qualifications for 2016

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The outcome for this consultation has been published with Ofqual’s previous consultation on GCSE, AS and A level subjects for first teaching in 2016.

The analysis consists of the four files:

  • An analysis of consultation responses: developing new GCSE, A level and AS qualifications for first teaching in 2016
  • Confirmed Assessment Arrangements for Reformed GCSE, AS and A level Qualifications
  • Developing New GCSE, A Level and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016: Equality Analysis Report
  • Developing New GCSEs, A Levels and AS Qualifications for First Teaching in 2016: Regulatory Impact Assessment

These decisions reflect the subject content requirements published by DfE.

Original consultation


Proposals for the new religious studies GCSE, AS and A level qualifications due be taught from 2016

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

This is a consultation about developing new religious studies 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.


Developing new GCSEs, A levels and AS qualifications for first teaching in 2016 − Part 3

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Published 7 November 2014
Last updated 13 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Outcome summary now links to the location of the complete analysis rather than the individual files.

  2. Added consultation outcome documents

  3. Change of closing date.

  4. First published.