Get the facts: GCSE and AS and A level reform

Details of the reforms being made to GCSEs, AS and A levels.

Applies to England



GCSEs, AS and A levels are being reformed. The first reformed subjects will be available for schools to teach from September 2015. These documents summarise the main changes being made.

There are also timelines available to show when the changes are being made.

Published 16 December 2014
Last updated 26 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Previous update incorrectly stated that A level further mathematics could be awarded in 2018 after 1 year of study. This should have said A level mathematics. It has been corrected in this update.

  2. Updated to say that A level further maths can be awarded in 2018 after 1 year of study.

  3. Updated with subjects reformed for first teaching from September 2018

  4. Updated to include latest decisions on subjects which are not being reformed

  5. Updates to the GCSE and AS/A level reform timetables

  6. Updates to qualification subject titles and timetables

  7. First published.