Polish (2685)

We're pleased to announce our plans to continue offering A-level Polish, subject to agreeing appropriate content requirements with the Department for Education (DfE).

The last exams for students taking the current AS and A-levels will be June 2019, with a final re-sit opportunity in June 2020.

Subject to agreeing appropriate content with the DfE and Ofqual, our reformed A-level Polish will be ready for first teaching in September 2018 with first awarding in 2020.

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.

A-level Polish helps students develop confident, effective reading and writing skills in Polish. It develops an awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken.

This two-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to read and write in Polish with accurate grammar for a range of purposes and to understand written Polish in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Polish and wish to study Polish at a higher level.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Polish
Specification code 2685
Certification code 1686 AS
2686 A2
QAN codes 50023160

Updates to Polish (2685)

When there are changes to the specification, updates appear here.

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