As you will be aware, reformed GCSE 9-1 qualifications are being introduced for first teaching from September 2016 onwards across a range of subjects.
The changes to the GCSE requirements mean that the current Entry Level Certificates in these subjects are no longer appropriate as an alternative qualification for students working below the GCSE standard.
As a result, the decision has been made to withdraw this qualification in the following subjects:
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
In order to allow for any students currently following the Entry Level Certificate to complete their course of study, the existing qualifications have been extended so that the final opportunity to submit work for moderation, and claim a result, will be summer 2018.
The Entry Level Certificates in Maths, Science and English have been redeveloped, and continue to be available.