Decision to change accreditation end dates for legacy GCSEs which will still be available for first teaching in September 2016 and 2017.
This document sets out our decision to change the accreditation end dates for legacy GCSEs (graded A* to G) which will still be available for first teaching in September 2016 and 2017.
It updates the provisional decisions we made when we published our accreditation criterion in November 2014. We noted at the time that we would need to change these dates when we knew which subjects would still be available for first teaching from September 2016.
Following this decision, the accreditation end dates for GCSEs (graded A* to G) are as set out in the table below. The accreditation end date is the deadline for the last main award - where re-sits are required or made available, they will take place after this date.
|Accreditation end date||Legacy GCSE (A* to G) subjects|
|31 August 2016||Applications of mathematics
Methods in mathematics
|31 August 2017||Additional applied science
Art and design
Design and technology: food technology
Further additional science
Home economics: food and nutrition
Hospitality and catering
Human health and physiology
|31 August 2018||Ancient history
Applied information and communication technology
Business and communication systems
Business studies and economics
Design and technology (all other routes)
Environmental and land-based science
Health and social care
Home economics (all other routes)
Information and communication technology
Leisure and tourism
|31 August 2019||Biblical Hebrew