Publication of reformed GCSE and A level content

On 26th January the Department for Education published revised content for GCSEs in art and design, dance, music, computer science and physical education (PE) and A levels in dance, music and physical education. As announced in April, these GCSEs and A levels will be first taught from 2016. In common with all reformed GCSEs and A levels, they will be high-quality, demanding and academically rigorous qualifications which better prepare students for the demands of further education and future employment.

All of these subjects have been developed with the involvement of a range of stakeholders and we are very grateful to all those who contributed to the reform process.

The following documents were published on gov.uk<http://gov.uk> on 26th:

*   The new GCSE content<https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/gcse-subject-content> for art and design, computer science, dance, music and physical education (PE)
*   The new AS and A level content<https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/gce-as-and-a-level-subject-content> for dance, music and physical education
*   Government response<https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/gcse-and-a-level-reform> to the consultation on art and design, dance, music, computer science and physical education (PE)
*   Assessment of the equalities impact<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-level-subject-content-equality-impact-assessment> of new subject content for art and design, dance, music, computer science and physical education (PE)

Ofqual is also confirming its decisions on how these new GCSEs and A levels should be assessed, including the proportion of non-exam assessment and the assessment objectives for each subject. These can be found on Ofqual’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofqual