CCEA - Shaping the future together as schools teach revised A levels

Schools across Northern Ireland have embarked on teaching CCEA’s newly revised A levels which have been developed in response to the changing needs of learners and both the local and global economy. The revised qualifications, part of CCEA’s The ReVision programme, have been shaped by consultations involving almost 1,000 stakeholders including teachers, learners and employers from a range of sectors.

CCEA is committed to equipping learners for the future and two highlights that reflect this are our revised Digital Technology – formerly ICT – with a new innovative focus on coding which will prepare learners for careers in the digital world, and Nutrition and Food Science – formerly Home Economics – a unique qualification in the UK that has matured to take into account the growth and importance of the food sector.

Many of CCEA’s revised A levels include contemporary content to encourage progression to Further or Higher Education and/or employment. Sustainable development and climate change – two items regularly featuring in world news – have, for example, been added to our Geography specification while those studying Physics will explore astrology for the first time.

Other examples of revisions made in direct response to feedback from teachers include CCEA’s revised History A level which has two new units: American Political History and the Great Power Conflict (1848-1945); allowing learners to expand their horizons, while our Biology A level invites learners to discover new content on antibiotic resistance, epigenetics and gene technology.

As part of our commitment to shaping the future together we offer a comprehensive individual subject support programme including regular events to teachers across Northern Ireland. To find out more about our revised A levels visit the link below:

The ReVision - A Level Specifications & SAMs ccea.org.uk/qualifications/revision/level/specifications_sams

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