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Question for Department for Education

UIN 170443, tabled on 4 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on which GCSE subjects that were available in the 2017-18 school year will no longer be available by 2020-21.

Answered on

12 September 2018

The government has reformed GCSEs to be more rigorous and to match expectations in countries with high performing education systems. As part of this reform process, a number of GCSE subjects are being withdrawn.

Ofqual, the independent qualifications regulator, has published a list of legacy GCSEs, AS and A levels and the date of the last available opportunity to undertake examinations in each subject. This also sets out the reason for withdrawal where the legacy qualifications are not being replaced as part of the reforms.

The list can be found here: