Communication and Culture (2625)

We are not developing a new A-level Communication and Culture qualification due to government changes to A-levels.

This is our outgoing A-level specification, available for re-sits only.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2018 series, with a final re-sit opportunity in June 2019.

You may like to consider our new AS and A-levels as an alternative. For example, AS and A-level Sociology available for teaching from September 2015, or AS and A-level Media Studies which we plan to redevelop for teaching in September 2017.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below.

Right up until the last exams in 2017 and 2018, A-level Communication and Culture will remain an exciting, dynamic and challenging qualification, and a valuable option for students working at this level.

Students of A-level Communication and Culture investigate their own cultural environment and then consider forms of communication and interpretation within and between cultures.

The specification also includes:

  • strong contemporary orientation
  • transferable academic, work-related and personal development skills
  • creative and stimulating case study work
  • opportunities for independent and autonomous study as well as teacher-led case studies.

The specification is particularly suitable for 16-18 year olds, providing them with many opportunities to relate their own life experiences to contemporary academic debates.

It is also excellent preparation for further study and work. Countless A-level Communication and Culture students have gone on to courses and careers in marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism and more.


The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type A-level
Specification title Communication and Culture
Specification code 2625
Certification code 1626 AS
2626 A2
QAN codes 5002243X