Fear of failure
It’s not just students whose futures depend on results – heads’ do, too
AS and A levels have been reformed to provide better preparation for higher education. The new A levels are mainly linear (assessed by end-of-course exams), designed to permit more in-depth learning. AS and A levels are now “decoupled”, which means that AS results will no longer count towards an A level.
Summer 2017: art and design, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, English language, English language and literature, English literature, history, physics, psychology, sociology
Summer 2018: ancient languages (classical Greek, Latin), dance, drama and theatre, geography, modern foreign languages (French, German, Spanish), music, physical education, religious studies
Summer 2019: accounting, ancient history, classical civilisation, design and technology, electronics, environmental science, film studies, further mathematics, geology, government and politics, history of art, law, mathematics, media studies, modern foreign languages (Chinese, Italian, Russian), music technology, philosophy, statistics
Summer 2020: ancient languages (biblical Hebrew), modern foreign languages (Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Greek, Japanese, modern Hebrew, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Urdu)