Digested from Ofqual documents

Ofqual have published their consultation paper today – here http://ofqual.gov.uk/news/gcse-level-reform-consultation/

Here is the list from Appendix B which provides an overview

Alternative (similar or overlapping) A level subjects we are proposing to discontinue

 

Subject

(proposed last award 2016)

UK awards 2012 Related continuing subject(s)

(for first teaching 2015 and first award 2017)

Science in society 123 Sciences
Applied science 2,815 Sciences
Environmental studies 1,426 Sciences
Human biology 1,899 Biology
Applied art & design 524 Art & design
Humanities N/A History; Geography (2018)
Economics and business 1,954 Economics; Business studies
Applied business 6,656 Business studies
Home economics (food, nutrition and health) 333 DT: food technology
Engineering 225 DT: systems and control technology
Performing arts 1,329 Dance; Drama and theatre studies
Performance studies 1,039 Drama and theatre studies

 

 

 

Alternative (similar or overlapping) GCSE subjects we are proposing to discontinue

 

Subject

(proposed last award 2016)

UK awards 2012 Related continuing subject(s) (for first teaching 2015 and first award 2017)
Digital communication 3,089 English language
Subject

(proposed last award 2017)

UK awards 2012 Related continuing subject(s) (for first teaching 2016 and first award 2018)
Expressive arts 3,948 Dance; Drama
Electronics 1,046 DT: electronic products
Catering 20,891 DT: food technology
Home economics 32,064 DT: food technology
Manufacturing 105 DT: product design
Engineering 1,816 DT: systems and control technology
Performing arts 4,365 Dance; Drama
Humanities 13,782 History; Geography
Applied science 9,577 Science
Additional applied science 19,151 Science
Environmental science 941 Science
Environmental and land-based science 1,333 Science
Human health and physiology 2,226 Biology

 

 

Alternative (similar or overlapping) AS subjects we are proposing to discontinue

 

Subject

(proposed last award 2016)

UK awards 2012 Related continuing subject(s) (for first teaching 2015 and first award 2016)  
Science in society 942 Sciences  
Applied science 5,141 Sciences  
Environmental studies 2,370 Sciences  
Human biology 3,995 Biology  
Applied art & design 645 Art & design  
Humanities N/A History; Geography (2017)  
Economics and business 2,890 Economics; Business studies  
Applied business 9,841 Business studies  
Home economics (food, nutrition and health) 506 DT: food technology  
Engineering N/A DT: systems and control technology  
Performance studies 1,220 Dance; Drama and theatre studies  
Performing arts 1,873 Dance; Drama and theatre studies  
     

Thanks to Scott Palmer, University of Leeds for disseminating the information