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)

A-level Accounting (7127) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Accounting (7126)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Accounting (2120) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Anthropology (2110) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Archaeology (2010) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019      

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2018 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Bengali (2635) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification


This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2019 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2020.

A-level Biology (7402)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7402/C (practical skills endorsement)

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

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

AS Biology (7401)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The practical endorsement does not apply to the AS qualification although questions in the papers have been written in the expectation that students have carried out the six AS required practical activities. 15% of the marks in the AS papers will relate to practical work.

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

A-level Business (7132)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Business (7131)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Chemistry (7405)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7405/C (practical skills endorsement)

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

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

AS Chemistry (7404)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The practical endorsement does not apply to the AS qualification although questions in the papers have been written in the expectation that students have carried out the six AS required practical activities. 15% of the marks in the AS papers will relate to practical work.

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

Citizenship Studies (2100) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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 2019 exam series will be pre-released and available from your accommodating centre from 1 November 2018 to allow you to undertake some background research.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2018 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Classical Civilisation (2020) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2018 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Dance (7237)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7237/X (non-exam assessment)

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

AS Dance (7236)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019The 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.

Design and Technology: Food Technology (2540) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2018 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Design and Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) (2550) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Design and Technology: Product Design (Textiles) (2560) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Design and Technology: Systems and Control Technology (2555) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2018 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Economics (7136)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Economics (7135)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Electronics (2430) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019       

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level English Language (7702)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7702/C (non-examination assessment)

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

AS English Language (7701)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language and Literature (7707)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7707/C (non-examination assessment)

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

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

AS English Language and Literature (7706)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

A-level English Literature A (7712)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7712/C (non-exam assessment)

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

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

AS English Literature A (7711)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

A-level English Literature B (7717)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7717/C (non-exam assessment)

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

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

AS English Literature B (7716)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology

A-level Environmental Science (7447) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Environmental Science (7446)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Environmental Studies (2440) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level French (7652)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following requirement on component 3:

Components 7652/3T or 7652/3V (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.

AS French (7651)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

A-level Further Mathematics (7367) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Further Mathematics (7366) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Candidates may enter for only one of the AS options.

General Studies A (2760) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The 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 2019 for study and analysis in preparation for the exam.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

General Studies B (2765) final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Geography (7037)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates

June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7037/C (non-examination assessment)

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

AS Geography (7036)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Students will need to undertake two days of geographical fieldwork in relation to processes in both physical and human geography and provide evidence to the school or college that this has been completed eg photos and/or data collected.

A-level German (7662)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following requirement on component 3:

Components 7662/3T or 7662/3V (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.

AS German (7661)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Government and Politics (2150) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level History (7042)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7042/C (non-examination assessment)

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

AS History (7041)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

History of Art (Art of the Western World) (2250) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit opportunity only will be available in June 2019.

Information and Communication Technology (2520) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

The A-level qualification is not available to private candidates.

A-level Law (7162) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Law (7161)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Law (2160) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Mathematics (7357)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Mathematics (7356)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Mathematics (6360) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019The 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.

Withdrawal of these specificatione

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Media Studies (2570) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Modern Hebrew (2675) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification
 
This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2019 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2020.

A-level Music (7272)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The A-level qualification is available to private candidates under the following conditions:

Components 7272/P and 7272/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.

AS Music (7271)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

A-level Panjabi (2680) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification
 
This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2019 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2020.

A-level Philosophy (7172) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Philosophy (7171)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Philosophy (2175) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

A-level Physics (7408)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The 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.

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

AS Physics (7407)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

The practical endorsement does not apply to the AS qualification although questions in the papers have been written in the expectation that students have carried out the six AS required practical activities. 15% of the marks in the AS papers will relate to practical work.

This qualification is not available at schools and colleges in Northern Ireland.

A-level Polish (2685) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – both AS and A-level qualifications are available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification
 
This specification will be withdrawn after the June 2019 series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2020.

A-level Politics (7152) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Politics (7151)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Psychology (7182)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Psychology (7181)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Religious Studies (7062) (new specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Religious Studies (7061)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Sociology (7192)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Sociology (7191)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Spanish (7692)

June 2019

The A-level qualification has the following requirement on component 3.

Components 7692/3T or 7692/3V (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.

AS Spanish (7691)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Statistics (6380) (final re-sit opportunity)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.

Use of Mathematics (pilot) (9360) (final re-sit opportunity)

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 series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2019 The 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.

Withdrawal of this specification

A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in June 2019.