Updated Ofqual list: GCSEs and A-levels that will begin in 2017

Updated Ofqual list: GCSEs and A-levels that will begin in 2017

Ofqual has today released an update for which qualifications will be reformed from September 2017.

The qualifications regulator released an initial list of qualifications in March which could begin teaching in September 2017.

But officials asked for a review into eight qualifications over concerns they did not meet the new reform principles.

Exam boards were invited to prove how they could meet the criteria, and here is the conclusion.

 

IN:

GCSE geology

AS and A-level creative writing

AS and A-level health and social care

AS and A-level music technology

(Although Ofqual says there may be a possibility some of these subjects may not be reformed for 2017)

 

OUT:

GCSE environmental and land-based science

GCSE health and social care

GCSE home economics: child development

AS and A-level international development

(Reformed content will not be developed and current qualifications withdrawn from September 2017. But Ofqual has not ruled out possibility of future reform)

 

So, the new and updated list of qualifications are below.

 

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.

 

Subjects that WILL begin reform ready for 2017

 

GCSEs

Ancient History

Astronomy

Business

Classical civilisation

Design and Technology

Economics

Electronics

Engineering

Film Studies

Geology

ICT

Media studies

Psychology

Sociology

Statistics

 

AS/ A-levels

Accounting

Ancient History

Archaeology

Classical civilisation

Creative writing

Design and technology

Electronics

Environmental Science

Film Studies

Further mathematics

General Studies

Geology

Government and Politics

Health and social care

History of art

ICT

Law

Mathematics

Media studies

Music technology

Philosophy

Statistics

(Lists don’t include modern foreign language qualifications which has specific requirements)

 

Subjects that will NOT be reformed in 2017

GCSEs

Additional and further additional science

Additional applied science

Application of mathematics

Applied business

Applied information and communication technology

Applied science

Business and communication systems

Business communications

Business studies and economics

Catering

Design and technology: food technology

Digital communications

Environmental science

Environmental and land-based science

Expressive arts

General studies

Health and social care

Home economics: food and nutrition

Home Economics: child development

Home economics: textiles

Hospitality

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

Critical thinking

Economics and business

Engineering

Home economics – food nutrition and health

Human Biology

Humanities

Leisure Studies

Media: communication and production

Moving image arts

Performance studies

Performing arts

Pure mathematics

Quantitative methods (AS)

Science (AS)

Science in society

Travel and Tourism

Use of Mathematics (AS)

World development