DfE and Ofqual consultations on A level reform ending soon

Fri Nov 29 09:52:04 UTC 2013

The DfE and Ofqual consultations on A level reform in England are soon to close, so please make your views known.

1. DfE consultation on subject content of new A levels in England

The DfE consultation is about proposed changes to the subject content of new A levels and to the AS qualification.

The proposed subject content for biology, chemistry and physics is included in this consultation.

How to take part in the DfE consultation
You can find more information about the consultation, including details of how to take part, on the DfE website.

The closing date is Friday 20 December 2013.

2. Ofqual consultation on proposed changes to the regulation of A levels in England

This consultation is about proposed changes to A levels and the AS qualification in England, in particular how they are designed, assessed and regulated.

Ofqual's proposals include biology, chemistry and physics:

practical skills to be assessed and the results reported separately. These results will not count towards grades
understanding of experimental methods will be assessed in written exams.
The proposed assessment objectives for biology, chemistry and physics are also included in this consultation.

How to take part in the Ofqual consultation
Further information, including the proposed assessment objectives and how to take part, can be found on the Ofqual website.

The closing date is Friday 17 January 2014.

Please make your views known.

Regards

Stephen Nugus
Science Advisor
 

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