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Guidance

Accreditation of GCSEs and A levels for teaching from 2018

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

Documents

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.

5 GCSE subjects are included in this process.

13 A level subjects are included in this process.

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