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Ofqual launches public consultation on 15 GCSE and A level subjects



Ofqual has launched a public consultation on the design and assessment of six GCSE and nine A level subjects to be taught from September 2017.

The exams’ regulator wants to hear views, by November 5, on the assessment arrangements and objectives for each of the subjects, and whether they should be tiered.

Specifications for the subjects by exam boards are expected to be available from next autumn.

Ofqual said the Department for Education will simultaneously consult on subject content.

The new GCSE subjects are:

– ancient history

– classical civilisation

– electronics

– film studies

– media studies

– statistics

The new AS and A Level subjects are:

– accounting

– ancient history

– archaeology

– classical civilisation

– electronics

– film studies

– law

– media studies

– statistics

 



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  1. Gcse statistics gives foundation level students a practical view of maths which they see as relevant and achievable. Many candidates who have experienced success in statistics approach Gcse maths with more confidence. Making this subject single tier, whilst I appreciate the desire to raise asspirations, will defeat the object by taking away the confidence of these candidates.