Subject content for languages with smaller cohorts

Closed 18 Jan 2017

Opened 1 Dec 2016


We are seeking views on A level (and AS) subject content for languages with smaller cohorts

Why your views matter

This consultation asks for views on A level (and AS) subject content for Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Modern Hebrew, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish and Urdu. New qualifications based on this content will be first taught in schools and colleges in Autumn 2018.

What happens next

Subject content requirements become regulatory documents, which set out the minimum knowledge, understanding and skills needed for AS and A level qualifications, or GCSEs as appropriate. Subject content provides the framework for awarding organisations to create the detail of qualification specifications.

Ofqual, the independent regulator, is responsible for determining the assessment arrangements. Ofqual is therefore consulting in parallel on assessment arrangements for these subjects, including the assessment objectives. For a full understanding of how students will be expected to engage with these qualifications, readers of this document are encouraged to consider both the content and the assessment arrangements. Ofqual’s consultation on the assessment arrangements is available here .


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  • Teachers
  • Local authorities
  • Community representatives


  • Education
  • National Curriculum
  • GCE AS and A level subject content