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 new GCSE content<https://www.gov.uk/
* The new AS and A level content<https://www.gov.uk/
* Government response<https://www.gov.uk/
* Assessment of the equalities impact<https://www.gov.uk/
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/