Chinese and Japanese AS and A levels: proposed subject content

Closed 31 May 2023

Opened 26 Apr 2023


We're seeking views on adapting the two current subject content documents that cover Chinese and Japanese AS and A levels to indicate aspects of the subject where it is reasonable for English to be used.  

Why your views matter

To provide a suitable post-16 qualification that is accessible for all students, we are proposing small changes to the AS and A level subject content, which will apply only to Chinese and Japanese, as exceptions to the Modern Foreign Language subject content and subject content for smaller cohort languages. We are seeking your views on the proposed changes and the impact they may have.

In parallel with this consultation, Ofqual is consulting on the assessment requirements for AS and A level qualifications in Chinese and Japanese.


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