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14 May, 2015

Schools can no longer teach A level citizenship

Today, exam watchdog Ofqual announced it is dropping a number of A level subjects, including citizenship.

This follows exam board AQA's recent decision to withdraw the only citizenship A level on offer. The difference now is that, from 2017, no other exam board can offer it instead.

Citizenship is on the reformed National Curriculum and Ofqual has just rewritten the GCSE.

Politics and Government remains an A level option, and some GCSE citizenship students may find that an adequate option for progression.

Update, 11 June 2015

We understand that Ofqual will review its decision if an exam board wants to offer A level citizenship.

Therefore we, along with Democratic Life, will continue demonstrating to the exam boards the value of offering an A level qualification in citizenship studies.

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