First set of revised GCE A level specifications sent to schools

The first set of CCEA revised GCE specifications have been sent to post-primary schools in Northern Ireland. These specifications are for first teaching in September 2016 and are part of an exciting project known as The ReVision which is a CCEA programme to revise our GCE and GCSE qualifications.

The GCE A level specifications that have been distributed to schools are for the following 10 subjects: Economics; English Literature; French; Geography; German; Government & Politics; Irish; Nutrition & Food Science (formerly Home Economics); Spanish; and Technology & Design. The remaining GCE specifications, of which there are 12, are scheduled for distribution in April 2016.

Each of the distributed specifications has undergone a rigorous accreditation process and includes revisions to content, structure and assessment. The process to develop these is a robust one that also involved extensive consultancy with teachers, employers, learners and further and higher education representatives. This approach ensures that CCEA continues to deliver (and support) a range of modern qualifications that are learner-focused, high quality and portable.

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