Decision

Changes to accreditation end dates: legacy AS and A levels

Decision to change accreditation end dates for legacy AS and A levels 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 AS and A levels 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 legacy AS and A levels are as set out in the table below. The accreditation end date is the deadline for the last main award - there will be a re-sit opportunity for students the following summer.

Accreditation end date Legacy AS and A level subjects
31 August 2016 Art and design
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Computing
Economics
English language
English language and literature
English literature
History
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
31 August 2017 Applied art and design
Applied business
Classics: classical Greek
Classics: Latin
Dance
Drama and theatre studies
Economics and business
French
Geography
German
Human biology
Music
Performance studies
Performing arts
Physical education
Religious studies
Spanish
31 August 2018 Accounting
Anthropology
Applied information and communication technology
Applied science
Archaeology
Chinese
Citizenship studies
Classics: ancient history
Classical civilisation
Classics
Communication and culture
Creative writing
Critical thinking
Cymraeg ail iaith (Welsh 2nd language)
Cymraeg iaith gyntaf (Welsh 1st language)
Design and technology
Dutch
Electronics
Engineering
Environmental studies
Film studies
Further mathematics
General studies
Geology
Global development
Government and politics
Health and social care
History of Art
Home economics
Home economics (food, nutrition and health)
Humanities
Information and communication technology
Irish
Italian
Law
Leisure studies
Mathematics
Media: communication and production
Media studies
Moving image arts
Music technology
Philosophy
Pure mathematics
Quantitative methods
Russian
Science
Science in Society
Statistics
Travel and tourism
Use of mathematics
World development
31 August 2019 Arabic
Bengali
Biblical Hebrew
Greek
Gujarati
Japanese
Modern Hebrew
Panjabi
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Turkish
Urdu