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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

In 2014, the Government announced changes to A Levels in England. Reformed A Levels in a few subjects would be first taught in September 2015 with more reformed courses introduced for first teaching in September 2016 and 2017. This means that students in Upper and Lower Sixth are studying a combination of ‘old’ and reformed A Levels.

For students in the Upper Sixth, the AS qualification in the following subjects has been separated from the A Level qualification:

·         Art & Design

·         Biology

·         Business Studies

·         Chemistry

·         Economics

·         History

·         Physics

For students in the Lower Sixth, the AS qualification in the following subjects has been separated from the A Level qualification:

·         Art & Design

·         Biology

·         Business Studies

·         Chemistry

·         Drama

·         Economics

·         French

·         Geography

·         German

·         History

·         Music

·         Physical Education

·         Physics

·         Religious Studies

·         Spanish

This means the marks gained at AS Level at the end of the Lower Sixth will not contribute to the grade for the overall A Level; students will undertake a completely different set of exams at the end of the Upper Sixth for their A Level at the end of the year. 

All other subjects are following ‘old’ A Level specifications, so marks gained in AS Levels will contribute to the final A2 grade.