In January, we published our report Unpacking qualification reform. This followed an extensive survey of schools and colleges, undertaken to understand their future intentions relating to reformed A levels.
From September 2015, the following reformed subjects will be delivered by schools and colleges in England:
- art and design
- computer science
- English: English language, English literature, English language and literature
- sciences: biology, chemistry, physics
One of the major changes to these qualifications is that the AS is decoupled from the A level qualification. This means:
- the AS no longer contributes to a candidate’s overall A level grade
- schools and colleges can decide whether or not to offer the AS qualification
We've created a short survey to help us understand how secondary education providers are reacting to these changes in terms of the qualifications they offer. If you are an adviser based in England, please give us your feedback – it should take no more than five minutes to complete.
The survey is open until Friday 23 October 2015. We'll share the results with schools, universities and colleges in November.
Qualification reform resources
We've produced a range of support materials about qualification reform across the UK. We'll update these throughout the year, and will also be providing toolkits and FAQs.
If you have any suggestions or feedback about our resources, please email Ben Jordan, Senior Policy Executive: firstname.lastname@example.org.