Decision

Changes to accreditation end dates: GCSEs (graded A* to G)

Decision to change accreditation end dates for legacy GCSEs which will still be available for first teaching in September 2016 and 2017.

Detail

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
English
English language
English literature
Mathematics
Methods in mathematics
31 August 2017 Additional applied science
Additional science
Art and design
Biology
Catering
Chemistry
Citizenship studies
Classical Greek
Computer Science
Computing
Dance
Design and technology: food technology
Digital communication
Drama
Expressive arts
French
Further additional science
Geography
German
History
Home economics: food and nutrition
Hospitality and catering
Human health and physiology
Humanities
Latin
Music
Performing arts
Physical education
Physics
Religious studies
Science
Spanish
31 August 2018 Ancient history
Applied business
Applied information and communication technology
Arabic
Astronomy
Bengali
Business
Business and communication systems
Business communications
Business studies
Business studies and economics
Chinese
Chinese (Mandarin)
Classical civilisation
Design and technology (all other routes)
Dutch
Economics
Engineering
Electronics
Environmental and land-based science
Environmental science
Film studies
General studies
Geology
Greek
Health and social care
Home economics (all other routes)
Hospitality
Information and communication technology
Italian
Japanese
Law
Leisure and tourism
Manufacturing
Media studies
Modern Hebrew
Panjabi
Polish
Psychology
Russian
Sociology
Statistics
Urdu
31 August 2019 Biblical Hebrew
Gujarati
Persian
Portuguese
Turkish