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 and subject specification documents.

Available specifications (number in brackets is the specification code)

A-level Accounting (7127)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022

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

A-level Bengali (7637)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022              

None - this qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Biblical Hebrew (7677)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022              

None - this qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Biology (7402)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Component 7402/C (practical skills endorsement)

Students will be able to carry forward their A-level Science endorsement grade/level from summer 2021 or a previous series or resit them if their school or college decides to offer the opportunity. There’s no requirement for schools and colleges to offer the endorsement this series.

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

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

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.

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Business (7131)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Chemistry (7405)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Component 7405/C (practical skills endorsement)

Students will be able to carry forward their A-level Science endorsement grade/level from summer 2021 or a previous series or resit them if their school or college decides to offer the opportunity. There’s no requirement for schools and colleges to offer the endorsement this series.

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

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

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.

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022The 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.

A-level Economics (7136)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Economics (7135)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language (7702)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level English Language and Literature (7707)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology.

June 2022

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.

A-level English Literature A (7712)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology.

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.

Anthologies

Ask the exams officer for a copy of the Anthology.

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
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)

Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Fieldwork

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June 2022

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Fieldwork

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A-level French (7652)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022

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

AS Further Mathematics (7366)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Candidates may enter for only one of the AS options.
June 2022The 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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Component 7037/C (non-examination assessment)

AQA | News and insight | AS and A-level Geography: fieldwork changes for 2022 exams

June 2022

The A-level qualification has the following condition:

Component 7037/C (non-examination assessment)

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AS Geography (7036)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022The 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
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022

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

A-level Mathematics (7357)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Mathematics (7356)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Modern Hebrew (7672)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022             

None - this qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Music (7272)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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.

A-level Panjabi (7682)

Exam series Restrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022              

None - this qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Philosophy (7172)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022

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

A-level Physics (7408)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

Component 7408/C (practical skills endorsement)

Students will be able to carry forward their A-level Science endorsement grade/level from summer 2021 or a previous series or resit them if their school or college decides to offer the opportunity. There’s no requirement for schools and colleges to offer the endorsement this series.

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

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

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.

June 2022

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
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022              

None - this qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Politics (7152)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021

This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

June 2022

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

A-level Psychology (7182)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Psychology (7181)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Religious Studies (7062)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Religious Studies (7061)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Sociology (7192)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.
June 2022None – the A-level qualification is available to private candidates.

AS Sociology (7191)

Exam seriesRestrictions/special conditions for private candidates
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022None – the AS qualification is available to private candidates.

A-level Spanish (7692)

Autumn 2021This specification is available in autumn 2021 as a re-sit only opportunity for candidates who were entered in summer 2021 examination series, or who would have taken the exams in summer 2021.

There will be no non-exam assessment (NEA) in this exam series.
June 2022

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
Autumn 2021The AS qualification will not be available in Autumn 2021.
June 2022

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.