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)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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

AS Accounting (7126) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Bengali (7637)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021              

This qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Biology (7402)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

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 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Business (7131)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Chemistry (7405)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

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 Dance (7237)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021The 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) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

The 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.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Economics (7136)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Economics (7135)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language (7702)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language and Literature (7707)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level English Literature A (7712)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Fieldwork

You need to find a school or college which is able to provide the opportunity to complete the fieldwork.

AS Environmental Science (7446) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

The AS qualification has the following condition:

Fieldwork

For 2021, the requirement that students must be given the opportunity to carry out investigative/practical activities is relaxed.  Demonstrations or simulations of practical activities can be observed remotely in June 2021, where students are unable to carry these out themselves.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level French (7652)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

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)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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

AS Further Mathematics (7366)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021The AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Candidates may enter for only one of the AS options.

A-level Geography (7037)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates

June 2021

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 2021The 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 2021

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 2021

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.

A-level History (7042)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Note

Some of the AS entry options are being withdrawn after the June 2021 exams.

A-level Law (7162)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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

AS Law (7161) (outgoing specification))

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Mathematics (7357)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Mathematics (7356)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Modern Hebrew (7672)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021              

This qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Biblical Hebrew (7677)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021              

This qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Music (7272)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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) (outgoing specification))

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Panjabi (7682)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021              

This qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Philosophy (7172)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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

AS Philosophy (7171) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Physics (7408)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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 2021

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 (7687)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021              

This qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Politics (7152)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

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

AS Politics (7151) (outgoing specification)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021

None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

Withdrawal of this specification

The AS specification will be withdrawn after the June 2021 exam series.

A-level Psychology (7182)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Psychology (7181)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Religious Studies (7062)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Religious Studies (7061)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Sociology (7192)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Sociology (7191)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
June 2021None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Spanish (7692)

June 2021

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 2021

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.