Pre-reform GCE qualification-level conditions and requirements

Rules and regulations for all pre-reform A levels and AS qualifications.

Applies to England


Pre-reform GCE Qualification Level Conditions and Requirements

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These publications set out rules for all pre-reform AS and A levels.

They do not apply to any of the reformed AS and A levels.

Read the associated guidance to understand how to comply with these rules.

You should also read our requirements for all qualifications, and our other rules for pre-reform AS and A levels.

Published 2 September 2013
Last updated 19 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Removed expired transitional provisions

  2. Incorporated requirements for key dates. Added link to published notices.

  3. Corrected errors from originally published version.

  4. Published requirements for key dates for reviews of marking, reviews of moderation and appeals.

  5. Updated following introduction of our rules for enquiries and appeals

  6. Added regulations for review and appeals.

  7. Added new requirements for setting standards

  8. Updated to allow first award of new mathematics A level in 2018

  9. Published new edition of document which updates the list of qualifications it applies to.

  10. First published.