Changes to GCSEs, A levels and AS Levels

Department for Education updated guidance

Department for Education updated guidance for GCSEs published 26 Jan 2015 Removing ‘design and technology’ from the list of GCSEs (9 to 1) to be first taught in 2016. An overview of what changes to GCSEs, AS and A level qualifications will be made between 2014 and 2018.

This is a useful read for teachers and parents to understand the changes that will be implemented through the education system.


Changes to GCSEs A levels and AS Levels - GCSE Reforms Timeline Graphic



Changes to GCSEs, A levels and AS Levels – Helpful Documentation

Follow the link below to see the PDF representation of the timeline for your files https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/398296/2015-01-26-timeline-of-reforms.pdf

To see how these changes will effect children in each age group.  This document gives an overview of the changes that will happen to GCSEs, AS levels and A levels. Go to the heading for the child’s current year group (for the academic year that started in September 2014) to see what the changes will be for them follow link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/timeline-of-changes-to-gcses-as-and-a-levels/changes-to-gcses-as-and-a-levels-that-will-affect-each-current-school-year-group