Statutory guidance

GCE subject-level guidance for ancient languages

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for reformed A levels and AS qualifications in ancient languages


GCE Subject Level Guidance for Ancient Languages (Classical Greek, Latin)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This guidance is intended to help awarding organisations understand how to comply with the GCE subject-level conditions and requirements for ancient languages.

All awarding organisations have a legal obligation under section 153 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to have regard to this guidance.

Published 20 March 2015
Last updated 30 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect new subject content for reformed AS and A levels in biblical Hebrew, which will be taught in schools from September 2018
  2. First published.