Impact assessment

GCSE and A level subject content: equality analysis (13 subjects)

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

An analysis of the effect of revised GCSE and GCE A level subject content on specific protected groups of people.



Report explaining the impact on groups with relevant protected characteristics, of the revised subject content for:

  • GCE AS and A levels in:
    • ancient languages
    • dance
    • geography
    • mathematics
    • further mathematics
    • modern foreign languages
    • music
    • physical education (PE)
  • GCSE in:
    • art and design
    • computer science
    • dance
    • music
    • physical education (PE)

The relevant protected characteristics referred to include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation