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Government releases revised GCSE and A-level content

Nick Gibb says GCSE and A-level reform 'to be rigorous' as content for courses revised including STEM subjects

Posted by Stephanie Broad | December 21, 2015 | Teaching

In a recent ministerial statement, Nick Gibb has officially released final subject content for GCSEs and A-levels, in order to “match the qualifications used in the best education systems in the world.”

Nick Gibb says in the statement: “The new GCSEs will be more academically demanding and will be qualifications that command the confidence of students, employers, and further and higher education institutions. At A-level, our reforms aim to ensure that they prepare students for undergraduate study and the world of work.”

The changes include more in-depth study and practical work. The courses affected by the changes are as follows: 

GCSE 

  • Astronomy
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Psychology

AS and A-levels

  • Environmental science
  • Design and technology
  • Music technology
  • Philosophy

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