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This page shows the status of specifications submitted to Ofqual to be taught as GCSEs and A levels from September 2018.
Exam boards take these subject content and requirements documents and use them to produce a specification and sample assessment materials for any subject they wish to offer. The specification is submitted to Ofqual for consideration. Ofqual convenes a panel of subject and assessment experts to scrutinise the specification and make a decision on whether it meets all the requirements for that subject. If it does, it will be accredited and teachers will be able to use it. If it does not, it will be sent back to the exam board and they will have to change their specification based on the feedback given by Ofqual. When they have made the amendments they will submit the new specification.
1. Number of qualifications accredited
Each of the 18 subjects in the accreditation process have only 1 specification.
4 of 5 GCSE subjects has been accredited.
8 of 13 A level subjects has been accredited.
2. Number of specifications accredited
2.1 For teaching from 2017
2.2 For teaching from 2016
2.3 For teaching from 2015
3. The accreditation process
We have produced a diagram of the accreditation process.
4. Key information
|-||Exam board is not submitting a specification for this subject|
|‘submission due’||The date the exam board is aiming to submit for accreditation|
|‘awaiting submission’||We are awaiting a submission from the exam board but they have not indicated when we will receive it or the date they indicated has passed|
|‘submission received’||We have received a specification from the exam board and it is awaiting an accreditation decision|
The submission dates are when we receive digital copies of assessment materials. Sometimes we can’t begin a review until we receive related, printed materials. This is usually within 1 or 2 working days of a digital submission.
|Biblical Hebrew||Awaiting 2nd submission|
6. A levels
|Arabic||-||2nd submission received 20th February|
|Gujarati||-||2nd submission received 22nd February|
|Persian||-||Awaiting 3rd submission|
|Portuguese||-||3rd submission due 9 March|
|Urdu||-||Awaiting 2nd submission|