Impact assessment

GCSE and A level subject content: equality analysis (12 subjects)

An analysis of the effect that revised GCSE and A level subject content will have on specific protected groups of people.

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An outline of the impact that the revised GCSE and A level content for the following subjects will have on groups with relevant protected characteristics:

  • GCSEs in:
    • astronomy
    • business
    • economics
    • engineering
    • geology
    • psychology
    • sociology
  • GCE AS and A levels in:
    • design and technology
    • environmental science
    • history of art
    • music technology
    • philosophy

The relevant protected characteristics include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation

Read the public consultation about reforms to the content of these GCSE and A level subjects.

Find out more about revised subject content for GCSEs and A levels.

Published 17 December 2015
Last updated 1 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added details of how the sociology GCSE subject content may affect specific protected groups of people.
  2. Added details of how the history of art AS and A level subject content may affect specific protected groups of people.
  3. First published.