Ofqual list: GCSEs and A Levels that WILL begin reform for 2017 – and those facing the chop

Ofqual list: GCSEs and A Levels that WILL begin reform for 2017 - and those facing the chop

Ofqual, the qualifications regulator, has announced its final batch of GCSEs and A levels facing reform.

Most ‘core’ subjects have already been reformed – eg English, maths, geography. (And a few other oddities).

Today, the final decisions were announced for other subjects.

If a subject you teach is under the ‘will NOT be reformed’ list, then it will not be available to teach from 2017 (or earlier, depending on the exam board).

If it is on the list that Ofqual WILL reform then it should be safe. But being on the ‘will reform’ list is not a guarantee of survival. There is still the possibility exam boards won’t develop it.

If it is under review then the jury is still out.

 

Subjects that WILL begin reform ready for 2017

 

GCSEs

Ancient History

Astronomy

Business

Classical civilisation

Economics

Electronics

Engineering

Film Studies

ICT

Media studies

Psychology

Sociology

Statistics

 

AS/ A levels

Accounting

Ancient History

Archaeology

Classical civilisation

Critical thinking (AS only)

Electronics

Environmental Science

Film Studies

General Studies

Geology

Government and Politics

History of art

ICT

Law

Media studies

Philosophy

Quantitative methods

Statistics

 

Subjects that will NOT be reformed in 2017

 

GCSEs

Additional and further additional science

Additional applied science

Applied business

Applied science

Business and communication systems

Business studies and economics

Catering

Digital communications

Environmental science

Expressive arts

Home economics – food and nutrition

Home Economics – textiles

Hospitality and catering

Human health and physiology

Humanities

Law

Leisure and tourism

Manufacturing

Performing Arts

 

AS/A Levels

Anthropology

Applied art and design

Applied business

Applied ICT

Applied science

Citizenship studies

Communication and culture

Economics and business

Home economics – food nutrition and health

Human Biology

Humanities

Leisure Studies

Media: communication and production

Performance studies

Performing arts

Pure mathematics

Science in society

Travel and Tourism

Use of Mathematics (AS)

 

Subjects still under review

 

GCSEs

Environmental and land-based science

Geology

Health and social care

Home economics – child development

A Levels

Creative writing

Health and social care

International development

Music technology