Impact assessment

GCSE and A level subject content: equality analysis (3 subjects)

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

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


GCSE and A level subject content: equality analysis


This assessment sets out the equalities impact of new GCSE subject content for groups with relevant protected characteristics.

It covers:

  • citizenship studies
  • cooking and nutrition
  • drama

It also covers GCE AS and A level subject content in drama and theatre

The relevant protected characteristics referred to include:

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

An impact assessment on the effect of revised GCSEs and A levels in religious studies subject content is also available.

Published 12 February 2015