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1 s 2015/16 All exam series This document lists the unit and subject award entry s for all series in the 2015/16 academic year. Any updates will be posted on the Exams administration Entries page of our website aqa.org.uk Issued September 2015 V1.1 AQA Education (AQA) is a registered charity (number ) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number ). Our registered address is AQA, Devas Street, Manchester M15 6EX.

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3 s 2015/16 Contents 1 General information 4 4 s 4 2 Restrictions on entry in 2015/16 5 Unique Learner Numbers (ULNs) 5 Discount (classification) s 5 Prohibited combinations 6 Private candidates 6 Restricted pilot specifications 6 3 Changes to exams 7 A-level reform 7 GCSE exams in 2015/16 8 GCSE reform 8 4 Explanatory notes on the entry tables 9 Example entry table 9 Key to symbols 11 5 tables 13 AQA Baccalaureate 14 AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) 15 ELC ( Level Certificate) 28 FCSE (Foundation Certificate of Secondary Education) 36 FSMQ (Free-Standing Mathematics Qualifications) 39 FSMQ Pilot 41 Functional Skills 42 GCE 48 GCE Use of Mathematics Pilot 143 GCSE 145 Project 222 Tech-level 223 VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualifications) Index to entry s 235 3

4 s 2015/16 1 General information This document lists the unit and subject award entry s for all series in the academic year 2015/16. Further information about making entries is available from the Exams administration Entries page of our website aqa.org.uk All entries for our examinations are collected by series, irrespective of the method of entry you use to submit them. The closing date for the receipt of entries and the date of publication of results for particular examinations determine each series. A copy of the Exam series guide 2015/16 in A3 format was sent to your centre in September It is also available from the Exams administration Entries page of our website aqa.org.uk s Section 5 contains all the entry s for all the exams (subject awards, options, units and components) that are available in any given series. You must use the appropriate entry irrespective of your method of entry. Basedata (containing information on the specifications, units, options and components) will also be provided for each series for centres wishing to submit entries by EDI. A separate entry, using the appropriate entry, is required for every assessment (subject award, unit or option) for which a result is to be reported. Before making an entry for a particular subject, you should refer to: the specification for the subject any changes to examination provision detailed in the appropriate specification any restrictions on entry detailed in Section 2 of this document. Please see the Exams administration Entries Entries for exams officers page of our website aqa.org.uk for full details on basedata and submitting entries. 4

5 s 2015/16 2 Restrictions on entry in 2015/16 Unique Learner Numbers (ULNs) From January 2014, all students entered for an exam at a state funded school/college in England need a ULN. The ULN is a 10-digit number used to access the Personal Learning Record (PLR) of anyone over the age of 14 involved in education or training. The PLR is an online, lifelong record of individuals' achievements which they can share with other parties (for example employers, colleges, universities). Before entering students, you need to get valid ULNs for them that match the details held in the Learning Records Service (LRS). We can't access LRS to amend errors so if there are mismatches, we will return the invalid data to you, via e-aqa, for you to resolve with LRS. Where the ULN is mandatory we will not process entries if the ULN is not present. However, if the supplied ULN returns as a mismatch from LRS we will report this. We will still issue student results as normal but will be unable to upload these to the PLR. ULNs will not replace UCI numbers (Unique Candidate Identifier) so please ensure you include them in your entries submissions. Discount (classification) s Discounting guidance can be found on the Department for Education (DfE) websites RAISEonline in the library section QAN Web Site The Department for Education (DfE) assign each specification a national discount (sometimes referred to as a classification ) on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance tables. Some awards (for example GCE Advanced Subsidiary () awards) have two discount s, as they are grouped differently for key stage 4 (pre-16) and key stage 5 (post-16) discounting purposes 1. An early entry rule for key stage 4 (KS4) qualifications was introduced following the Secretary of State announcement that, from 29 September 2013, only a pupil s first entry to a KS4 qualification counts towards their school s performance measures. The early entry rule applies even where qualifications are taken with one exam board and then re-taken with another. Although the new rule does not prevent schools from entering pupils for examinations before the end of key stage 4, it aims to focus attention on whether pupils have been sufficiently prepared to achieve the very best possible outcome in that subject. Pupils can sit an examination more than once but it will be their first certificated grade in that subject that will be used for performance measures. You may wish to advise your candidates that, if they take two specifications with the same discount, schools, colleges, universities and employers are very likely to take the view that they have achieved only one of the two specifications. The same view may be taken if candidates take two specifications that have different discount s but have significant overlap of contents. Candidates who have any doubts about their subject combinations should check with the institution to which they wish to progress or company they wish to join, before embarking on their programmes. Discount s are shown in the tables in Section 5. 1 The JCQ basedata formats only allows for one discount in basedata. For specifications with two s, our basedata includes the key stage 4 (pre-16). 5

6 s 2015/16 Prohibited combinations Before making an entry for a particular subject, you should refer to any statement in the specification that deals with prohibited combinations of units and specifications, in addition to any restrictions of specifications within the same discount. Candidates entered for prohibited combinations of subjects will be reported on the Centre Query Report. You will be required to cancel or amend the entry. You must inform us of these decisions by EDI or e-aqa. Private candidates A private candidate is someone who enters for exams through an AQA-approved school or college but is not enrolled as a candidate there. Private candidates may be self-taught, home-schooled or have private tuition with a tutor or through a distance learning organisation. Candidates can only become a private candidate in the UK. Exams are not available for private candidates to sit outside the UK. Not all specifications are available to private candidates and those with internally-assessed units may have restrictions. Further information can be found on the private candidates page of our website aqa.org.uk/private Restricted pilot specifications Specifications offered as part of a restricted pilot have been included in this booklet. Most pilot schemes have the maximum number of candidates and centres that can participate determined by the regulator. Centres will normally be invited to take part in the pilot scheme. If you require any information on any of the restricted pilot specifications, please contact the appropriate subject team. 6

7 s 2015/16 3 Changes to exams A-level reform Some A-levels have been reformed for first teaching in September 2015 (see table below) with the first assessment of in, and the first assessment of full A-level in June Phase two subjects will follow, for first teaching in September Changes to levels levels will be standalone qualifications and will no longer contribute to A-levels New levels will be designed to offer breadth to the curriculum and will broadly remain at their current standard In some subjects, it may be appropriate for the to be designed to be co-taught with the first year of the A-level Phase one subjects (first teaching September 2015) Phase two subjects (first teaching September 2016) Art and Design Business Computer Science Economics English Language English Literature English Language and Literature History Psychology Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Sociology Dance Drama and Theatre Studies French Geography German Music Physical Education Religious Studies Spanish Availability of reform qualifications within Wales We re not planning to offer our new GCSE, or A-level qualifications in Wales. WJEC was the only exam board that committed to offering Wales-specific general qualifications for first teaching from September 2015, 2016 and This means that, in Wales: maintained schools and colleges can only offer WJEC specifications Independent schools can still offer qualifications from any exam board outside of GCSE, and A-level, all schools can offer qualifications from any exam board. There s more information, including a full list of the qualifications affected, on the Qualifications Wales FAQ page. For qualifications where no new specifications are being developed specifically for first teaching in 2016 or 2017 in Wales, to avoid restricting the choice of subjects available to learners, the Welsh Government is allowing all schools to: offer existing (non-reformed) GCSE, and A-level qualifications offer new GCSE, and A-level qualifications designed for England or Northern Ireland, as long as they meet the respective regulator s requirements. Currently this only applies to GCSE and A-level Dance. 7

8 s 2015/16 Availability of reform qualifications within Northern Ireland Schools and colleges in Northern Ireland can offer all of our GCSE, and A-level qualifications as long as they meet any subject-specific requirements, even if the qualification was specifically designed for England. The only AQA specifications that schools in Northern Ireland cannot offer are: Biology (7401) & A-level Biology (7402), Chemistry (7404) & A-level Chemistry (7405), and Physics (7407) & A-level Physics (7408) as these awards don t have a mark for assessing practical skills that contribute to the overall grade. GCSE English Language (8700)(first exams June 2017), as it doesn t have a mark for speaking and listening that contributes to the overall grade. Availability of outgoing and A-level qualifications It is expected that schools will offer reformed and A-level qualifications wherever they have been introduced. However, a decision about re-sit opportunities for the equivalent outgoing and A-level specifications is due to be made shortly by the exams regulator Ofqual. Please check Ofqual s website for the latest information. GCSE exams in 2015/16 In December 2011 Ofqual announced that all GCSEs taken in June 2014 and after will be linear in structure. All candidates will be required to take all GCSE assessments at the end of the course with the following exceptions: For most GCSEs, a candidate who has previously certificated and is satisfied with the result(s) awarded for the controlled assessment unit(s) may be able to carry forward the result(s) for the controlled assessment. For most Double Award GCSEs, candidates can use the result of their Full Course Single Award towards the GCSE Double Award. This change to specifications, including information on carrying forward controlled assessment and topping up Single Award to Double Award GCSEs, is detailed in the information in Section 5 for each specification. GCSE reform English Language, English Literature and Mathematics have been reformed for first teaching in September 2015 with the first assessment in June There will no longer be GCSE English (the current GCSE English will be available for the last time in, with a final re-sit only opportunity in November 2016). Other subjects (Sciences, History, Geography and Languages) are being reformed for first teaching in September 2016 or September The subjects being reformed for 2016 are as follows: Art and Design Biology Chemistry Citizenship Studies Computer Science Food Preparation and Nutrition Dance Drama French Geography German History Music Physical Education Physics Religious Studies Science (Double Award) Spanish 8

9 s 2015/16 4 Explanatory notes on the entry tables This document lists the unit, option and subject award entry s for all series in the academic year 2015/16. Subjects are grouped by qualification (GCE, GCSE etc) In each section, subjects are in alphabetical order by specification Example entry table 1 8a 7 8b

10 s 2015/16 Each table contains the following information 1 Details of the specification including Specification title Qualification Including Full Course, Double Award and so on as appropriate. Where they differ, e-aqa qualification s are shown in brackets (for example (IG) or (AQAC)) not to be confused with the Code see 2 this is the under which all entry s for a specification can be found in the electronic basedata files (see the Exams administration Entries Entries for exams officers EDI and basedata page of our website aqa.org.uk for details) Discount See page 5. Also known as a classification KS4 Key Stage 4 discount KS5 Key Stage 5 discount Qualification number English, Maths, EBacc or Other. See the DfE website for more information about Attainment 8 and Progress Each entry for a subject award, unit or option should be recorded by means of an Code. A separate entry, using the appropriate entry, is required for every assessment (subject award, unit or option) for which a result is to be reported. It is essential that you make entries using only these entry s. The series in which a particular examination is available and the closing date for entries for that series. The tables show only those series in which entries for the specification are collected. For most specifications, the weighting of each unit towards the overall award. GCE Advanced Subsidiary sgl GCE Advanced Subsidiary Single Award dbl GCE Advanced Subsidiary Double Award ADV GCE Advanced ADV sgl GCE Advanced Single Award ADV+ GCE Advanced with Advanced Subsidiary (additional) award ADV dbl GCE Advanced Double Award Short GCSE Short Course Full GCSE Full Course Sgl GCSE Single Award Dbl GCSE Double Award Where applicable, the maximum uniform mark (). Description of the units or options within a specification for which an entry can be made. Information is shown where multiple components make up the unit or option. Note that no component information is shown where a unit consists of just a single component. 8 See Key to Symbols on page For modular specifications, entry details for the overall subject award together with information of the valid combinations of units which must be taken to give a subject award. 10

11 s 2015/16 10 Information about the specification, units or options including details of the following: information that is relevant to entries any changes to specifications or other important information any specifications that share a discount with another specification assess a common subject area and should be seen as alternative specifications. See page 5 for full details any prohibited combinations, in addition to restrictions within discount s information relating to conditions that apply to the entry of private candidates Key to symbols The following symbols may be used in the entry tables: * ** Indicates components/elements for which marks may be carried forward from a previous exam series. For the lifetime of the specification there is no limit on the number of occasions on which the marks can be re-used or on the period of time since the original result. However, other restrictions may apply (please see the information under the entry table for the specification). Refer to the information for the specification Refer to the information for the specification Refer to the information for the specification Indicates specifications, units or components for which teachers and/or candidates need to have preliminary material or early papers before the main exam period Where early material applies to the specification as a whole the symbol is shown with the specification details (see 8a in the example on page 9) otherwise it is shown against the relevant unit or component (see 8b in the example on page 9) If your centre is entering candidates for any of these specifications, you will find full details of the source and of preliminary material in the Specification and in the Early Question Papers and Preliminary Material booklet, which is available from the Exams administration Exams guidance Exams materials page of our website aqa.org.uk 11

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14 s 2015/16 - AQA Baccalaureate AQA Baccalaureate (ABQ) (ABQE) Qualification number Discount Restricted entry 500/3777/8 BAC n/a 6A16 Overall AQA Baccalaureate 9000 Enrichment scheme 9001 The e-aqa qualification for the overall AQA Baccalaureate is ABQ. The qualification for the Enrichment element is ABQE. This is a restricted specification and, as such, centres need to be approved to take part. Further information, including details of registration for the AQA Baccalaureate, can be found on our website at aqa.org.uk/bacc When making entries, please enter each candidate for both 9000 and This specification is not available to private candidates. 14

15 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Biology Level 1/2 (IG) Biology Qualification number Discount 600/4024/5 RH3 EBacc, Other 6G /1 Written paper /2 Written paper A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. Chemistry Level 1/2 (IG) Chemistry Qualification number Discount 600/4410/X RD1 EBacc, Other 6G /1 Written paper /2 Written paper A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. Engineering and Computer Applications Level 1/2 (IG) Engineering and Computer Applications Qualification number Discount 600/9566/0 - n/a 4856/1 Written paper 4856/2 CAD/CAM task 4856/3 Programming task 6G A single entry is all that is needed for the examination paper, coursework entry and certification. This specification is not available to private candidates. 15

16 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Engineering and Innovation Level 1/2 (IG) Engineering and Innovation Qualification number Discount 600/9768/1 - n/a 4857/1 Written paper 4857/2 Industry study 4857/3 Investigating materials 6G A single entry is all that is needed for the examination paper, coursework entry and certification. This specification is not available to private candidates. English Language Level 1/2 (IG) Written paper option Coursework option Foundation tier Higher tier Foundation tier Higher tier Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1999/2 FK2B English, Other 8705/1F Written paper 1 tier F 8705/2F Written paper 2 tier F 8705/CS Speaking & listening 8705/1H Written paper 1 tier H 8705/2H Written paper 2 tier H 8705/CS Speaking & listening 8705/1F Written paper 1 tier F 8705/CP Coursework project 8705/CS Speaking & listening 8705/1H Written paper 1 tier H 8705/CP Coursework project 8705/CS Speaking & listening Jan A16 21/10/15 June G FW 8705HW 8705FC 8705HC Weight This specification will be withdrawn after the series. A final re-sit opportunity for the written paper only will be available in the November 2016 series (coursework marks must be carried forward). Candidates may enter for only one of the four options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for the examination papers, coursework entry (where applicable) and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates where: Written paper option: the centre can submit visual recording of the speaking and listening for assessment or if the candidate is retaking the qualification, the result for the speaking and listening work can be carried forward. Coursework option: the candidate must have previously received a result for the coursework project component which must be carried forward and the result for the speaking and listening work can either be carried forward, or the centre can submit a new visual recording of the speaking and listening for assessment. 16

17 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) English Literature Level 1/2 (IG) Written paper option Coursework option Foundation tier Higher tier Foundation tier Higher tier Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/2190/1 FC4 English, Other 6G /1F Written paper 1 tier F 8710/2F Written paper 2 tier F 8710FW 8710/1H Written paper 1 tier H 8710/2H Written paper 2 tier H 8710HW 8710/1F Written paper 1 tier F 8710/C Coursework 8710FC 8710/1H Written paper 1 tier H 8710/C Coursework 8710HC This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may enter for only one of the four options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for the examination papers, coursework entry (where applicable) and certification The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance The written paper option of this specification is available to private candidates. The coursework option is only available to private candidates that have previously received a result for the coursework component which must be carried forward. 17

18 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Enterprise and Employability Short Course - Level 1 and Level 2 (L1L2) Enterprise and Employability Qualification number: Level 1 Level 2 Discount outgoing spec 500/3111/9 500/3110/7 HC42 n/a 6G /W Written paper 4805/C Coursework This specification will be withdrawn after the series. A final re-sit opportunity for the written paper only will be available in the June 2017 series (coursework marks must be carried forward). This specification is equivalent to a GCSE Short Course. A single entry is all that is needed for the examination paper, coursework entry and certification. This specification is available to private candidates. Enterprise and Employability Level 1/2 (AQAC) Enterprise and Employability Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/7549/1 HC42 n/a 6G /W Written paper 4806/C Coursework This specification will be withdrawn after the series. A final re-sit opportunity for the written paper only will be available in the June 2017 series (coursework marks must be carried forward). A single entry is all that is needed for the examination paper, coursework entry and certification. This specification is not available to private candidates. Enterprise, Employability and Personal Finance Level 3 (L3) Qualification number Discount 600/7269/6 HC42 Other 6A16 Unit 1 Written paper EEPF Unit 2 Enterprise project EEPF Subject award EEPF1 + EEPF This specification is equivalent to an level. A unit entry will not trigger certification. You will also need to make an entry for the overall subject award (1806) if certification is required in. This specification is not available to private candidates. 18

19 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) French Level 1/2 (IG) Option A Option B Option C Option D Option E Option F Option G Option H Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Foundation + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Higher Qualification number Discount 600/5254/5 FKF Ebacc, Other 8655/LF Listening test tier F 8655/RF Reading test tier F 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WF Writing test tier F 8655/LF Listening test tier F 8655/RF Reading test tier F 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WH Writing test tier H 8655/LF Listening test tier F 8655/RH Reading test tier H 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WF Writing test tier F 8655/LF Listening test tier F 8655/RH Reading test tier H 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WH Writing test tier H 8655/LH Listening test tier H 8655/RF Reading test tier F 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WF Writing test tier F 8655/LH Listening test tier H 8655/RF Reading test tier F 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WH Writing test tier H 8655/LH Listening test tier H 8655/RH Reading test tier H 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WF Writing test tier F 8655/LH Listening test tier H 8655/RH Reading test tier H 8655/S Speaking test 8655/WH Writing test tier H 8655A 8655B 8655C 8655D 8655E 8655F 8655G 8655H 6G Candidates may enter for only one of the eight options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 19

20 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Further Mathematics Level 2 (IG) Further Mathematics (Level 2) Qualification number Discount 600/2123/8 RB1B Maths, Other 6G /1 Written paper 1 (non-calculator) 8360/2 Written paper 2 (calculator) A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. Geography Level 1/2 (IG) Geography Qualification number Discount 600/4795/1 RF4 EBacc, Other 8031/1 Written paper /2 Written paper /3 Written paper 3 6G A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 20

21 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) German Level 1/2 (IG) Option A Option B Option C Option D Option E Option F Option G Option H Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation+ Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation+ Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Foundation + Reading Higher+ Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Higher+ Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Foundation+ Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Foundation+ Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Higher Qualification number Discount 600/5255/7 FKG Ebacc, Other 8665/LF Listening test tier F 8665/RF Reading test tier F 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WF Writing test tier F 8665/LF Listening test tier F 8665/RF Reading test tier F 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WH Writing test tier H 8665/LF Listening test tier F 8665/RH Reading test tier H 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WF Writing test tier F 8665/LF Listening test tier F 8665/RH Reading test tier H 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WH Writing test tier H 8665/LH Listening test tier H 8665/RF Reading test tier F 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WF Writing test tier F 8665/LH Listening test tier H 8665/RF Reading test tier F 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WH Writing test tier H 8665/LH Listening test tier H 8665/RH Reading test tier H 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WF Writing test tier F 8665/LH Listening test tier H 8665/RH Reading test tier H 8665/S Speaking test 8665/WH Writing test tier H 8665A 8665B 8665C 8665D 8665E 8665F 8665G 8665H 6G Candidates may enter for only one of the eight options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 21

22 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) History Level 1/2 (IG) History Qualification number Discount 600/4411/1 DB EBacc, Other 8045/1 Written paper /2 Written paper /3 Written paper 3 6G A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. Mathematical Studies Level 3 (L3) Option A - Statistical techniques Qualification number Discount new spec 601/4945/ n/a 6A16 mark Paper / A Paper 2A 1350/2A raw Option B - Critical path and risk analysis Option C - Graphical techniques Paper / B Paper 2B 1350/2B Paper / C Paper 2C 1350/2C This specification is not available in Wales for centres within the maintained sector. For more information, see the Changes to exams section on page 7. Candidates may enter for only one of the three options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 22

23 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Personal and Social Education QCF Discount 5800 n/a HB1 n/a Qualification numbers: Level 1 Award Level 1 Certificate Level 2 Award Level 2 Certificate Level 3 Award Level 3 Certificate 500/8146/9 500/8143/3 500/8120/2 500/8119/6 500/8122/6 500/8121/4 Level 1 Award Level 1 Certificate Level 2 Award Level 2 Certificate 500/3050/4 500/9966/8 500/8183/4 500/8184/6 All entries for the Personal and Social Education qualifications listed above must be made through the AQA Gateway web-portal. Centres need only make one entry under the specification Personal and Social Education (5800) each series. During 2015/16 all Personal and Social Education qualifications will be available during four series: Autumn 2015, Winter 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer The entry window will be made available as per the scheduled dates in the Administrative Procedures and an will be sent to all centres that have submitted estimated entries for these qualifications. Further information and a link to the web-portal can be found in the Administrative procedures 2015/16 document available from our website at aqa.org.uk/pse 23

24 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Physics Level 1/2 (IG) Physics Qualification number Discount 600/4741/0 RC1 EBacc, Other 6G /1 Written paper /2 Written paper A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. Preparation for Working Life Short Course - Level 1 and Level 2 (L1L2) Preparation for Working Life Qualification number: Level 1 Level 2 Discount 100/2292/2 100/2293/4 HC42 n/a 6G /W Written paper 4800/C Coursework This specification is equivalent to a GCSE Short Course. A single entry is all that is needed for the examination paper, coursework entry and certification. This specification is available to private candidates. Preparation for Working Life Level 1/2 (AQAC) Preparation for Working Life Qualification number Discount 600/7049/3 HC42 n/a 6G /1 Calculator 4801/2 Non-calculator A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. This specification is available to private candidates. 24

25 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Science: Double Award Level 1/2 (IG) Option A Option B Option C Option D Option E Option F Option G Option H Biology Foundation + Chemistry Foundation + Physics Foundation Biology Foundation + Chemistry Foundation + Physics Higher Biology Foundation + Chemistry Higher + Physics Foundation Biology Foundation + Chemistry Higher + Physics Higher Biology Higher + Chemistry Foundation + Physics Foundation Biology Higher + Chemistry Foundation + Physics Higher Biology Higher + Chemistry Higher + Physics Foundation Biology Higher + Chemistry Higher + Physics Higher Qualification number Discount 8404/B/1F 8404/B/2F 8404/C/1F 8404/C/2F 8404/P/1F 8404/P/2F 8404/B/1F 8404/B/2F 8404/C/1F 8404/C/2F 8404/P/1H 8404/P/2H 8404/B/1F 8404/B/2F 8404/C/1H 8404/C/2H 8404/P/1F 8404/P/2F 8404/B/1F 8404/B/2F 8404/C/1H 8404/C/2H 8404/P/1H 8404/P/2H 8404/B/1H 8404/B/2H 8404/C/1F 8404/C/2F 8404/P/1F 8404/P/2F 8404/B/1H 8404/B/2H 8404/C/1F 8404/C/2F 8404/P/1H 8404/P/2H 8404/B/1H 8404/B/2H 8404/C/1H 8404/C/2H 8404/P/1F 8404/P/2F 8404/B/1H 8404/B/2H 8404/C/1H 8404/C/2H 8404/P/1H 8404/P/2H 600/7167/9 RA1E EBacc, Other Biology paper 1 tier F Biology paper 2 tier F Chemistry paper 1 tier F Chemistry paper 2 tier F Physics paper 1 tier F Physics paper 2 tier F Biology paper 1 tier F Biology paper 2 tier F Chemistry paper 1 tier F Chemistry paper 2 tier F Physics paper 1 tier H Physics paper 2 tier H Biology paper 1 tier F Biology paper 2 tier F Chemistry paper 1 tier H Chemistry paper 2 tier H Physics paper 1 tier F Physics paper 2 tier F Biology paper 1 tier F Biology paper 2 tier F Chemistry paper 1 tier H Chemistry paper 2 tier H Physics paper 1 tier H Physics paper 2 tier H Biology paper 1 tier H Biology paper 2 tier H Chemistry paper 1 tier F Chemistry paper 2 tier F Physics paper 1 tier F Physics paper 2 tier F Biology paper 1 tier H Biology paper 2 tier H Chemistry paper1f Chemistry paper 2 tier F Physics paper 1 tier H Physics paper 2 tier H Biology paper 1 tier H Biology paper 2 tier H Chemistry paper 1 tier H Chemistry paper 2 tier H Physics paper 1 tier F Physics paper 2 tier F Biology paper 1 tier H Biology paper 2 tier H Chemistry paper 1 tier H Chemistry paper 2 tier H Physics paper 1 tier H Physics paper 2 tier H 8404A 8404B 8404C 8404D 8404E 8404F 8404G 8404H 6G Candidates may enter for only one of the eight options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The entry is dependent on the combination of tiers being entered. Within each of the three subject areas (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) candidates must take the same tier for both papers 1 and 2, but need not take the same tier in each of the three subject areas. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 25

26 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Spanish Level 1/2 (IG) Option A Option B Option C Option D Option E Option F Option G Option H Qualification number Discount Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Foundation + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Foundation + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Foundation + Speaking test + Writing Higher Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Foundation Listening Higher + Reading Higher + Speaking test + Writing Higher 600/5534/0 FKS Ebacc, Other Listening test tier F Reading test tier F 8695/LF 8695/RF 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WF Writing test tier F 8695/LF Listening test tier F 8695/RF Reading test tier F 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WH Writing test tier H 8695/LF Listening test tier F 8695/RH Reading test tier H 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WF Writing test tier F 8695/LF Listening test tier F 8695/RH Reading test tier H 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WH Writing test tier H 8695/LH Listening test tier H 8695/RF Reading test tier F 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WF Writing test tier F 8695/LH Listening test tier H 8695/RF Reading test tier F 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WH Writing test tier H 8695/LH Listening test tier H 8695/RH Reading test tier H 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WF Writing test tier F 8695/LH Listening test tier H 8695/RH Reading test tier H 8695/S Speaking test 8695/WH Writing test tier H 8695A 8695B 8695C 8695D 8695E 8695F 8695G 8695H 6G Candidates may enter for only one of the eight options per series. A single entry is all that is needed for both examination papers and certification. The Department for Education (DfE) assign each qualification national discount (classification) s on the basis of the subject area it covers - these s are used in the calculation of school/college performance This specification is available to private candidates. 26

27 s 2015/16 - AQA Certificate (all levels, including QCF) Use of Mathematics Level 1/2 (FSM) (AQAC) s: Units 1 & 2 Unit 3 & award Qualification numbers: Money Management Spatial Techniques Using Data Financial Calculations Shape and Space Data Handling Algebra and Graphs Unit 3 & award (award only): Unit 1 and Unit 2 Foundation FSMQ Higher FSMQ /3600/5 601/3602/9 601/3601/7 601/3603/0 601/3605/4 601/3604/2 601/3606/6 500/9480/4 Other s: Units 1 & 2 Unit 3 & award Discount s: Money Management Spatial Techniques Using Data Financial Calculations Shape and Space Data Handling Algebra and Graphs Unit 3 & award RB7H 6G16 Money Management Calculator allowed Using Spatial Techniques Calculator allowed Using Data Calculator allowed Financial Calculations Calculator allowed Shape and Space Calculator allowed Data Handling Calculator allowed Algebra and Graphs Calculator allowed Unit 3 Core Foundation tier Calculator allowed 43503F Higher tier Calculator allowed 43503H Subject award two from 4981, 4982, 4983, 4984, 4985, 4986, F or 43503H The e-aqa qualification for units 1 and 2 (the FSMQ units) is FSM. The qualification for unit 3 and the subject award is AQAC. This course is equivalent to GCSE Mathematics. A unit entry will not trigger certification. You will also need to make an entry for the overall subject award (4351) if certification is required in. The two FSMQ choices must not be from the same topic area. The following combinations of units may not be used towards an award in this qualification: 4981 Money Management with 4984 Financial Calculations 4982 Using Spatial Techniques with 4985 Shape and Space 4983 Using Data with 4986 Data Handling This specification is available to private candidates. 27

28 s 2015/16 - ELC Adult Literacy ELC s: n/a Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/0123/9 HD3 n/a This specification is being withdrawn. All tests must be booked and taken by 31 July The Adult Literacy Level Certificates are on-demand tests. Entries must be made separately and direct to the on-demand section. Full details may be obtained by calling the on-demand section (tel or ) or by ing This specification is not available to private candidates. Adult Numeracy ELC s: n/a Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/0114/8 HD4 n/a This specification is being withdrawn. All tests must be booked and taken by 31 July The Adult Numeracy Level Certificates are on-demand tests. Entries must be made separately and direct to the on-demand section. Full details may be obtained by calling the on-demand section (tel or ) or by ing This specification is not available to private candidates. Art and Design ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/2117/ n/a 6G16 Art and Design Portfolio 5920 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. 28

29 s 2015/16 - ELC Chinese (Mandarin) ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1994/ n/a 6G16 Chinese (Mandarin) Portfolio 5968 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Design and Technology: Electronics and Systems outgoing spec ELC Qualification number Discount 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Electronics and Systems Portfolio 5941 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for ELC Design and Technology: Product Design (5944) in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Design and Technology: Food Technology ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Food Technology Portfolio 5942 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for ELC Design and Technology: Product Design (5944) in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. 29

30 s 2015/16 - ELC Design and Technology: Graphic Products ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Graphic Products Portfolio 5943 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for ELC Design and Technology: Product Design (5944) in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Design and Technology: Product Design ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Product Design Portfolio 5944 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for any other ELC Design and Technology specification in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Design and Technology: Resistant Materials outgoing spec ELC Qualification number Discount 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Resistant Materials Portfolio 5945 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for ELC Design and Technology: Product Design (5944) in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. 30

31 s 2015/16 - ELC Design and Technology: Textiles Technology outgoing spec ELC Qualification number Discount 501/2296/ n/a 6G16 Design and Technology: Textiles Technology Portfolio 5947 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. Candidates may not also enter for ELC Design and Technology: Product Design (5944) in the same exam series. This specification is not available to private candidates. English ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 100/4806/ n/a 6G16 English Portfolio 4970 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Step Up to English ELC Silver Step Gold Step new spec Qualification number 601/5978/9 Discount n/a Silver step Literacy Topics 5972/1 Silver step Creative Reading and Writing 5972/2 Gold step Literacy Topics 5973/1 Gold step Creative Reading and Writing 5973/2 Jan A16 21/10/15 June G16 NEA 5972 NEA 5973 Weight mark mark raw scaled This specification is not available in Wales for centres within the maintained sector. For more information, see the Changes to exams section on page 7. Candidates may enter for only one of the two steps per series. A single entry is all that is needed for the nonexam assessments and certification. Certification is available for the first time in and then the January and June series thereafter. This specification is not available to private candidates. 31

32 s 2015/16 - ELC French ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1995/ n/a 6G16 French Portfolio 5964 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Geography ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1350/ n/a 6G16 Geography Portfolio 5902 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. German ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1996/ n/a 6G16 German Portfolio 5966 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. History ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/0794/ n/a 6G16 History Portfolio 5904 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. 32

33 s 2015/16 - ELC Home Economics: Child Development ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/0713/ n/a 6G16 Home Economics: Child Development Portfolio 5956 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Italian ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/1997/ n/a 6G16 Italian Portfolio 5963 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Mathematics ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 100/5203/ n/a 6G16 Mathematics Portfolio 4930 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. A final re-sit only opportunity will be available in the June 2017 series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Physical Education ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/2118/ n/a 6G16 Physical Education Portfolio 5958 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. 33

34 s 2015/16 - ELC Personal and Social Education QCF 5800 See page 23. Preparation for Working Life ELC Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 500/4283/X HC42 n/a 6G16 Preparation for Working Life Portfolio 4900 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Religious Studies ELC Qualification number Discount Qualification number Discount outgoing spec 600/0712/ n/a 6G16 Religious Studies Portfolio 5906 This specification will be withdrawn after the series. This specification is not available to private candidates. Science ELC Qualification number Discount Qualification number Discount 600/1709/ n/a 6G16 Science Portfolio 5948 This specification is not available to private candidates. 34

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