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Accreditation of GCSEs and A levels for teaching from 2018

A table showing the status of subjects being accredited for teaching from September 2018.

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Details

The timetable shows the dates by which exam boards have to send their specifications to Ofqual for consideration. As we receive and accredit specifications, we will update the attached table showing the progress.

When new information is available, the document will be updated at least weekly. Check the ‘+ full page history’ link on bottom-left of this page to see when and what the last update was.

Number of qualifications accredited

Each of the 18 subjects in the accreditation process has only 1 specification.

4 of 5 GCSE subjects have been accredited.

7 of 13 A level subjects have been accredited.

Number of specifications accredited

 For teaching from 2017

See “Accreditation of GCSEs, AS and A levels for teaching from 2017”.

For teaching from 2016

In 2016 we accredited 147 GCSE, AS and A level specifications.

For teaching from 2015

In 2015 we accredited 122 GCSE, AS and A level specifications.

The accreditation process

We have produced a diagram of the accreditation process.

The subjects covered in the attached documents are listed below.

GCSEs

See also subject content from DfE and requirements and guidance from Ofqual.

  • biblical Hebrew
  • Gujarati
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish

A levels

See also subject content from DfE and requirements and guidance from Ofqual.

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • biblical Hebrew
  • Gujarati
  • Japanese
  • modern Greek
  • modern Hebrew
  • Panjabi
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
Published 14 June 2017
Last updated 16 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updates to A level Persian, Portuguese and Turkish.
  2. Urdu, Pearson (Edexcel) 2nd submission due 7th March
  3. Pearson A level modern Greek accredited; submission dates updated
  4. Submission date updated for Modern Greek
  5. A level Panjabi accredited.
  6. Pearson (Edexcel) GCSE Turkish accredited.
  7. Accredited Pearson (Edexcel) GCSE Persian.
  8. Updates to A level Portuguese and update to GCSE Persian.
  9. Accredited GCSE Gujarati. Updates to A level Gujarati, A level Turkish and A level Urdu.
  10. Updates to A level Arabic and Persian, and to GCSE Gujarati and Persian.
  11. Updates to A level Bengali and Panjabi, and to GCSE Gujarati, Persian and Turkish.
  12. AQA A level Polish accredited.
  13. Update to GCSE Turkish: awaiting 4th submission.
  14. Pearson GCSE Portuguese accredited.
  15. Updates to GCSE Gujarati and A level Polish.
  16. Updates to GCSE Gujarati, GCSE Portuguese and A level Polish.
  17. Pearson A level Japanese and AQA A level modern Hebrew accredited.
  18. Updates A level to Bengali, Modern Hebrew, Panjabi, Polish, Japanese and Modern Greek.
  19. Updated GCSE submission information: Portuguese, 3rd submission due 2 October - Pearson (Edexcel). Turkish, 3rd submission due 2 October - Pearson (Edexcel).
  20. Update to A level modern Hebrew and GCSE Biblical Hebrew.
  21. Update to A level Bengali and Panjabi.
  22. AQA A level Biblical Hebrew accredited.
  23. Updates to AQA - Biblical Hebrew: A level, Pearson - Japanese: A level, Pearson - modern Greek: A level, and AQA - modern Hebrew: A level.
  24. Update to GCSE Portuguese, Pearson (Edexcel), awaiting 3rd submission
  25. Update to A level Modern Greek: Pearson (Edexcel), 2nd submission due 7 September. Update to A level Polish: AQA, 2nd submission due 7 September.
  26. Updates to GCSE Portuguese and Turkish.
  27. Update to Japanese: A level, Pearson (Edexcel), Awaiting 2nd submission. Update to Modern Greek: A level, Pearson (Edexcel), Awaiting 2nd submission. Update to Modern Hebrew: A level, AQA, Awaiting 2nd submission. Update to Polish: A level, AQA, Awaiting 2nd submission.
  28. Update to GCSE Turkish, Pearson (Edexcel), 2nd submission received 6 July.
  29. Update to GCSE Gujarati, Pearson (Edexcel), 2nd submission due 18 September. Update to GCSE Persian, Pearson (Edexcel), 2nd submission due 18 September.
  30. Update to GCSE Portuguese.
  31. GCSE Portuguese, Pearson (Edexcel), 2nd submission due 26 July.
  32. GCSE, AS level and A level submission dates updated for several subjects.
  33. Updates to: A level Japanese, Pearson (Edexcel), 1st submission received 23 June. A level Modern Greek, Pearson (Edexcel), 1st submission received 23 June.
  34. Modern Hebrew: A level (AQA) - submission date updated Polish: A level (AQA) -submission date updated
  35. GCSE Gujarati (Pearson) - 2nd submission due
  36. Update to GCSE Persian.
  37. First published.