Guidance

Accreditation of GCSEs, AS & A levels for teaching from 2016

A table showing the status of subjects being accredited for teaching from September 2016.

Detail

This document shows which specifications from exam boards have been accredited for teaching from September 2016 or, where the specification has not been accredited, what the next stage is and any dates associated with that specification.

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

All GCSE subjects are fully accredited.

All AS and A level subjects are fully accredited.

Number of specifications accredited

For teaching from 2016

All submitted specifications have been accredited.

All GCSE specifications have been accredited.

All 64 AS and A level specifications have been accredited.

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 document are listed below.

GCSEs

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

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship
  • Classical Greek
  • Combined science
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food preparation and nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish

AS and A levels

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

  • Classical Greek
  • Dance
  • Drama and theatre
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish