Government and Ofqual launch further consultations on reform to GCSEs and A levels
The government has launched a consultation to gather views on proposed new subject content for a series of GCSEs and A levels to be taught from 2016.
Content developed by Awarding Organisations
The consultation seeks views on content developed by Awarding Organisations, working with subject associations and other stakeholders:
- At GCSE, these subjects are Art and Design, Computer Science, Dance, Music and Physical Education.
- At AS and A level, the subjects are Dance, Music and Physical Education.
Content proposed by the A level Content Advisory Board (ALCAB)
The second part of the consultation seeks views on content published by ALCAB for AS and A levels in Modern Foreign Languages, Ancient Languages, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geography. ALCAB brings together leading university academics to advise on A level content.
At the same time, Ofqual announced that it is consulting on the assessment arrangements for all the above subjects.
The Government also announced that, from this September, it will consult on content for the remaining subjects to be taught from 2016. These are Citizenship Studies, Design and Technology, Drama and Religious Studies
Note: The Government has already published subject content for GCSEs in English Baccalaureate subjects (English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Languages) and for the first group of AS and A levels to be taught from September 2015 (English, History, Business, Economics, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art andDesign, Computer Science and Sociology).