Post - 16 Reforms
You will be aware that the Government has embarked on a major programme of Post -16 reforms. New AS and
A-Level courses are being introduced from September 2015.
From this date:
- GCE AS and A-Level qualifications will become separate qualifications.
- AS levels will no longer be allowed to contribute to an overall A-Level qualification.
- All AS and A-Level courses will become fully linear with all examinations sat at the end of the course.
In the first stage of these reforms, new linear AS and A-Level courses will be offered in English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Psychology, Art and Design, Business, Economics and Sociology with first teaching beginning September 2015.
All other AS and A-Level subjects will remain as they were and be changed in two further stages in 2016 and 2017.