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.



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.