AS and A-level

Subject specifications that are available to candidates are listed below. Please select a specification to see details of any additional restrictions and/or special conditions for private candidates.

Rules that are applicable to all students for these specifications (for example which optional exams can and can't be taken together) can be found in our entry codes document and subject specification documents.

Available specifications (number in brackets is the specification code)

Accounting (2120)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Anthropology (2110)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Archaeology (2010)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017        The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Unit 4 (ARCH4) (coursework unit)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

We strongly advise you to submit a personal study outline form to ensure that your proposed topic of study for ARCH4 lies within the bounds of the specification. If you need any advice on selecting a topic, please contact the subject team.

Bengali (2635)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS Biology (7401) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Biology (7402) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7402/C (practical skills endorsement)

The centre must be able to make appropriate arrangements for the practical skills endorsement to be completed and assessed.

Biology (2410) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 & 6 (NBIO3X & NBIO6X) (coursework units)

Please note that units NBIO3T and NBIO6T are no longer available.

You must be entered at an AQA-approved centre that will accept responsibility for units 3 & 6.

Option X involves an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) and Practical Skills Verification (PSV) and is marked by us.

Your accommodating centre must:

  • supervise the practical components of the units
  • supervise the written component of the units
  • authenticate the work.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS Business (7131) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Business (7132) ( new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

Business Studies (2130) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification is available, but please note the following:

Unit 4 (BUSS4)

The preliminary material (research theme) will be available from 1 September 2016 for the June 2017 exam series.

The exams officer at your accommodating centre should give you a copy of the preliminary material (research theme) for use during your preparation for the exam, which you may annotate as you wish, but you will not be allowed to take into the exam.

The preliminary material (research theme) will be repeated within the question paper for use in the exam.

Please note:

  • you should carry out your own research on the preliminary material (research theme)
  • your teacher/tutor is encouraged to give assistance and advice as required.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS Chemistry (7404) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Chemistry (7405) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7405/C (practical skills endorsement)

The centre must be able to make appropriate arrangements for the practical skills endorsement to be completed and assessed.

Chemistry (2420) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 & 6 (CHM3X & CHM6X) (coursework units)

Please note that units CHM3T and CHM6T are no longer available.

You must be entered at an AQA-approved centre that will accept responsibility for units 3 & 6.

Option X involves an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) and Practical Skills Verification (PSV) and is marked by us.

Your accommodating centre must:

  • supervise the practical components of the units
  • supervise the written component of the units
  • authenticate the work.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Citizenship Studies (2100)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

Both AS and A-level qualifications are available, but please note the following:

Unit 2 (CIST2)

You are required to be involved in a range of citizenship activities:

  • these activities can take place in the classroom, in school, college or in the wider community
  • the exams officer at your accommodating centre should give you a copy of the Active Citizenship Profile, which you should use to record your participation
  • as part of the assessment for Unit 2, you should bring your completed Active Citizenship Profile into the exam and you can use the information contained in the profile to analyse and evaluate your own evidence and reflection in response to the questions set
  • after the exam, your Active Citizenship Profile will be kept securely by your accommodating centre until after the deadline for enquiries about results and may be requested by AQA.

Unit 4 (CIST4)

You will undertake a study in regard to one of two pre-released topics.

  • This will involve you undertaking research into the background of the issues involved, the nature and roles of the key players and how change may be brought about to resolve issues.
  • The topics may relate to any section or sections of the course.
  • The topics for the June 2017 exam series will be pre-released and available from your accommodating centre from 1 November 2016 to allow you to undertake some background research.

Classical Civilisation (2020)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS Dance (new specification) (7236)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification has the following condition:

Component 7236/X (non-exam assessment)

The centre must be able to make appropriate arrangements for the supervision and authentication of this component.

Dance (2230) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Unit 2 (DANC2) (coursework unit)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise and mark DANC2. Questions are set and pre-released by AQA in November 2016, and you select one for study. You should contact the exams officer at your accommodating centre to ensure that you have access to this material.

Unit 4 (DANC4)

A question paper is issued annually in the autumn term, with a choice of questions for the group dance. You should contact the exams officer at your accommodating centre to ensure that you have access to this material.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

Design and Technology: Food Technology (2540)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following condition on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (FOOD2 & FOOD4) (coursework units)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark these units.

Design and Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) (2550)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following condition on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (PROD2 & PROD4) (coursework units)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark these units.

Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles) (2560)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following condition on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (TEXT2 & TEXT4) (coursework units)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark these units.

Design and Technology: Systems and Control Technology (2555)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following condition on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (SYST2 & SYST4) (coursework units)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark these units.

Drama and Theatre Studies (2240) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following restriction on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following restriction on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (DRAM2 & DRAM4) (coursework units)

Entries for the practical units DRAM2 and DRAM4 are not available. The qualifications are only available if you have already received a result for these units, which must be used in the subject award.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

AS Economics (7135) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Economics (7136) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

Economics (2140) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Electronics (2430)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017       

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 & 6 (ELEC3 & ELEC6) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

AS English Language (7701) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language (7702) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7702/C (non-examination assessment)

The centre must be able to supervise, authenticate and mark the non-exam assessment.

English Language A (2700) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017       

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (ENGA2 & ENGA4) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

English Language B (2705) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (ENGB2 & ENGB4) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS English Language and Literature (7706) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language and Literature (7707) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7707/C (non-examination assessment)

The centre must be able to supervise, authenticate and mark the non-exam assessment.

English Language and Literature A (2720) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification has the following condition on unit 4:

Unit 4 (ELLA4) (coursework unit)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

English Language and Literature B (2725) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (ELLB2 & ELLB4) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Unit 1 (ELLB1F) anthology

The unit requires you to study an anthology of thematically linked spoken and written texts which will offer you the opportunity to consider the three major literary genres and a range of non-literary texts. You will be provided with a clean (that is, not annotated) copy of the anthology for the exam.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS English Literature A (7711) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Literature A (7712) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7712/C (non-exam assessment)

The centre must be able to supervise, authenticate and mark the non-exam assessment.

English Literature A (2740) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (LITA2 & LITA4) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Set poetry texts for unit 1 (LTA1A, LTA1B, LTA1C)

You may bring your set poetry text into the exam room. Texts taken into the examination must be clean (that is, not annotated).

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS English Literature B (7716) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Literature B (7717) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7717/C (non-exam assessment)

The centre must be able to supervise, authenticate and mark the non-exam assessment.

English Literature B (2745) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (LITB2 & LITB4) (coursework units)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Please note the following for unit 1 (LITB1)

You are permitted to take your texts into the exam. Texts taken into the exam must be clean (that is, not annotated).

Please note the following for unit 3 (LITB3)

You are not permitted to take your texts into the exam.

Please note the following for unit 4 (LITB4)

One of the three texts for study will be a pre-released anthology of critical writing applied to a piece of literature, which will be available from your accommodating centre from September 2016.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Environmental Studies (2440)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS French (7651) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on component 3:

Components 7651/3T or 7651/3V (non-examination assessments)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking test.

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for component 3 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

French (2650) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following requirement on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (FRE2T, FRE2V & FRE4T, FRE4V) (speaking tests)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking tests

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for units 2 and/or 4 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

General Studies A (2760)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification is available, but please note the following:

Unit 4 (GENA4)

Assessment is addressed through a case study exercise involving pre-release material, which your accommodating centre will send to you on or after 1 March 2017 for study and analysis in preparation for the exam.

General Studies B (2765)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS Geography (7036) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Geography (2030) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification is available, but please note the following:

Unit 4 (GEO4B)

The unit comprises of structured short and extended questions based on an Advance Information Booklet, which will be available from your accommodating centre from 22 March 2017.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

AS German (7661) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on component 3:

Components 7661/3T or 7661/3V (non-examination assessments)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking test.

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for component 3 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

German (2660) (outgoing specification

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following requirement on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (GER2T, GER2V & GER4T, GER4V) (speaking tests)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking tests

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for units 2 and/or 4 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

Government and Politics (2150)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS History (7041) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level History (7042) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7042/C (non-examination assessment)

The centre must be able to supervise, authenticate and mark the non-exam assessment.

History (2040) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Unit 4 (HIS4X) (coursework unit)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

We strongly advise you to submit a personal outline form before starting your coursework to ensure that:

  • your proposed Historical Enquiry title is suitable.
  • you are complying with the subject criteria requirements (for A-level history, you must study the history of more than one country or state, or the history of more than one period).
  • there is no significant repetition in the material you have studied for the options you selected for units 1, 2 and 3.

If you need any further advice on your Historical Enquiry, please contact the subject team.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

History of Art (Art of the Western World) (2250)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Human Biology (2405) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 & 6 NHBI3X & NHBI6X) (coursework units)

Please note that units NHBI3T and NHBI6T are no longer available.

You must be entered at an AQA-approved centre that will accept responsibility for units 3 & 6.

Option X involves an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) and Practical Skills Verification (PSV) and is marked by us.

Your accommodating centre must:

  • supervise the practical components of the units
  • supervise the written component of the units
  • authenticate the work.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Information and Communication Technology (2520)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates.
The A-level qualification is not available to private candidates.

Law (2160)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Mathematics (6360)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS and A-level Pure Mathematics qualifications are available to private candidates.

The AS and A-level Mathematics qualifications, and the AS and A-level Further Mathematics qualifications have the following condition on one of the optional units:

Optional Unit MS1A (part coursework, part written exam)

This optional unit is only available to private candidates who are re-taking the unit, in which case their mark for the coursework part must be carried forward.

Media Studies (2570)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following condition on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (MEST2 & MEST4) (coursework units)

You must be attending an AQA centre that will supervise, authenticate and mark these units.

Modern Hebrew (2675)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS Music (7271) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification is available to private candidates under the following conditions:

Components 7271/P and 7271/C (non-examination assessments)

  • the centre must be able to supervise and assess the production of non-exam assessment evidence
  • any other requirements concerning the administration of non-exam assessments contained within the
    specification must be met.

Panjabi (2680)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Philosophy (2175)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Philosophy (outgoing)(2170)

AS Physics (7407) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Physics (7408) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7408/C (practical skills endorsement)

The centre must be able to make appropriate arrangements for the practical skills endorsement to be completed and assessed.

Physics A (2450) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 & 6 (PHA3X & PHA6X) (coursework units)

Please note that units PHA3T and PHA6T are no longer available.

You must be entered at an AQA-approved centre that will accept responsibility for units 3 & 6. Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves an Investigative Skills Assignment (ISA) and Practical Skills Assessment (PSA). The work is marked by teachers.
  • option X involves an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) and Practical Skills Verification (PSV) and is marked by us.

Your accommodating centre must:

  • supervise the practical components of the units
  • supervise the written component of the units
  • authenticate the work.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Physics B (2455) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following condition on unit 3. The A-level qualification has the following conditions on units 3 and 6.

Units 3 and 6 (PHB3X & PHB6X) (coursework units)

Please note that units PHB3T and PHB6T are no longer available.

You must be entered at an AQA-approved centre that will accept responsibility for units 3 & 6.

Option X involves an Externally Marked Practical Assignment (EMPA) and Practical Skills Verification (PSV) and is marked by us.

Your accommodating centre must:

  • supervise the practical components of the units
  • supervise the written component of the units
  • authenticate the work.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Polish (2685)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

AS Psychology (7181)(new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Psychology (7182) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

Psychology A (2180) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

Psychology B (2185) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS Religious Studies (7061) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Religious Studies (2060) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

Science in Society (2400)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS and A-level qualifications have the following condition on unit 2. In addition, please note the following for unit 4 of the A-level qualification.

Unit 2 (SCIS2) (coursework unit)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.

Unit 4 (SCIS4)

A selection of background material on a topical scientific issue will be available through the exams officer at your accommodating centre around 1 May (at least six weeks prior to the exam). The issue chosen for this case study will be chosen for topical interest and to exemplify aspects of How Science Works.

The range of documents provided for study is likely to include:

  • news article(s) from the popular press
  • longer review article(s) from popular media (weekend newspapers, general magazines)
  • article(s) from general science magazines (such as New Scientist, Scientific American)
  • material from specialist scientific sources aimed at informing the general public (such as general publications from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society, research councils)
  • paper(s) from scientific journals (edited where necessary to remove excessive detail and to emphasise the form of the paper and the argument – detailed understanding of complex science explanation in a specialist area will not be expected).

AS Sociology (7191)(new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Sociology (7192) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

Sociology (2190) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification was withdrawn after the June 2016 exams and is available as a final re-sit opportunity only in June 2017.

AS Spanish (7691) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on component 3.

Components 7691/3T or 7691/3V (non-exam assessments)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking test.

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for component 3 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

Spanish (2695) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS qualification has the following requirement on unit 2. The A-level qualification has the following requirement on units 2 and 4.

Units 2 & 4 (SPA2T, SPA2V & SPA4T, SPA4V) (speaking tests)

This specification is available provided that your accommodating centre can make appropriate arrangements for conducting the speaking tests.

Each unit has two available options:

  • option T involves the teacher at the centre conducting the tests
  • option V involves one of our examiners visiting the accommodating centre to conduct the tests.

Please note that centres can only enter for the visiting examiner option for units 2 and/or 4 if they have at least 10 candidates for the particular unit(s).

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2017 exams. A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2018.

Statistics (6380)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017

The AS and A-level qualifications have the following condition on one of the optional units:

Optional Unit SS1A (part coursework, part written exam)

This optional unit is only available to private candidates who are re-taking the unit, in which case their mark for the coursework part must be carried forward.

Use of Mathematics (pilot) (9360)

Please note: as a pilot specification, schools/colleges are invited to take part with the maximum number of candidates and schools/colleges participating in the pilot determined by the regulator.

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2017The AS qualification is available to private candidates at centres approved for the pilot only.

The A-level qualification is available to private candidates at centres approved for the pilot only. In addition, the following condition applies to unit 5:

Unit 5 (USE2) (coursework unit)

You must make arrangements for your coursework to be authenticated and notify us of the arrangements using a private candidate coursework information form. The form must be submitted at the same time as your entry request.