Schoolzone blog: More subjects bite the dust

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31 March 2015

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In Ofqual's continued slimming down of similar subjects, they've this week announced a final hit list of qualifications at AS, A-level and GCSE. There's something of a repreive for AS and A-levels in applied science, environmental science, humanities and science in society - if exam boards wish to continue to offer them, they will need to decide to develop reformed qualifications (Ofqual, p3).

Here's our round up of the hit-list, sorted by subject:

AS and A level:
Last teaching 2014*
To continue if reformed
Likely to go in 2017
Last teaching 2016
Applied art and design
Applied business
Applied ICT      
Applied science  
Citizenship studies      
Communication and culture      
Creative writing    
Economics and business (combined)
Environmental studies  
Health and social care    
Home economics (Food, nutrition and health)      
Human biology
International Development    
Leisure studies      
Media: communication and production      
Music technology    
Performance Studies      
Performing Arts      
Pure mathematics      
Science in society  
Travel and tourism      
Use of mathematics (AS)      

* If you already offer these, you can continue for another year, provided an awarding body still offers it.

Last teaching 2014
To continue if reformed
Likely to go in 2017
Last teaching 2016
Additional and further additional science      
Additional applied science      
Applied business      
Applied science      
Business and communication systems      
Business studies and economics      
Digital communication
Environmental and land-based science    
Expressive arts      
Health and social care    
Home economics – child development    
Home Economics – food and nutrition      
Home Economics - textiles      
Hospitality and catering      
Human health and physiology      
Leisure and tourism      
Performing Arts      




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