Consultation on GCSE and A level reform

Published on 3rd November 2015,  the Department for Education and Ofqual issue two consultations on the reform of subject content  and the assessment for new GCSEs and A levels which will be taught from 2017, including AS and A Level Politics. The continued inclusion of Global Politics is key to students continuing on to further their International Studies knowledge at degree level. The reform of subject content is part of the wider reform currently being undertaken for GCSEs and A level subjects.

BISA is planning to respond to the consultations but we also encourage members to respond to the consultations links below and share your suggestions with Ofqual and the DfE. A chance to influence how future IS students are taught and assessed at AS & A level.


Read the DfE consultation documents - scroll down the consultation pages to find the Politics subject content consultation and how to respond Deadline 15th December 2015

Read the OFQUAL consultation documents - on assessment arrangements for the subjects and how to respond Deadline 4th January 2016

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