News story: Accreditation complete for first teaching from September 2016

Ofqual is pleased to confirm that all specifications for GCSE, AS and A level subjects to be taught from September 2016 have now been accredited.

The process is underway for accrediting GCSEs, AS and A levels for first teaching from September 2017. The first of those qualifications has been accredited.

As with the 2016 subjects, we have produced a 2017 table which shows the status of specifications submitted to Ofqual. The table will be updated as soon as there is any change in either the submission date or the specification status.

Accreditation is the last stage of a necessarily lengthy and involved process that involves the development of content and regulatory requirements that all new GCSEs, AS and A levels must meet, as explained by Julie Swan, Executive Director for General Qualifications, in her blog about the third phase of accreditation.

Last year, Phil Beach our Director of Strategic Relationships for General Qualifications wrote a blog about our accreditation process. The blog is still relevant and is a good starting point for anyone wanting to understand all the stages of accreditation.

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