All Available A Level Subjects for 2021+

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Since the Wikipedia list is definitely outdated, I've compiled a list of all the A Levels available to be taken in England (Thus excluding Northern Ireland/CCEA as you cannot sit their qualifications in the UK anymore.)

The list is stratified into somewhat arbitrary categories, but they're there for convenience + each one has at least one exam board in brackets which offers it.

  • Arts

    • o Art & Design: Art, Craft and Design (AQA)
    • o Art & Design: Critical and Contextual Studies (OCR)
    • o Art & Design: Fine Art (AQA)
    • o Art & Design: Graphic Communication (AQA)
    • o Art & Design: Textile Design (AQA)
    • o Art & Design: 3D Design (AQA)
    • o Art & Design: Photography (AQA)
    • o Film Studies (Edquas)
    • o History of Art (Edexcel)
    • o Media Studies (CIE)
    • o Music (AQA)
    • o Music Technology (Edexcel)




  • Business

    • o Accounting (CIE)
    • o Business (AQA)
    • o Economics (AQA)




  • Classical Subjects and Languages


    • o Ancient History (OCR)
    • o Biblical Hebrew (AQA)
    • o Classical Civilisation (OCR)
    • o Classical Studies (CIE)
    • o Classical Greek (OCR)
    • o Latin (OCR)




  • Computer Sciences

    • o Computer Science (CIE)
    • o Information Technology (CIE)




  • Traditional Sciences

    • o Biology (CIE)
    • o Chemistry (OCR)
    • o Physics (Edexcel)




  • Design and Technology

    • o Design & Technology - Design Engineering (OCR)
    • o Design & Technology - Fashion & Textiles (OCR)
    • o Design & Technology – Product Design (OCR)
    • o Design & Textiles (CIE)
    • o Digital Media & Design (CIE)
    • o Electronics (Eduqas)




  • English

    • o English Language (AQA)
    • o English Language & Literature (AQA)
    • o English Literature (Edexcel)
    • o English General Paper – AS (CIE)




  • Geosciences

    • o Environmental Science (AQA)
    • o Geography (CIE)
    • o Geology (Eduqas)
    • o Marine Science (CIE)
    • o Environmental Management – AS (CIE)




  • Mathematics

    • o Further Mathematics (AQA)
    • o Mathematics (Edexcel)
    • o Statistics (Edexcel)




  • Modern Foreign Languages

    • o Afrikaans (CIE)
    • o Arabic (Edexcel)
    • o Chinese (Edexcel)
    • o French (Edexcel)
    • o German (Edexcel)
    • o Greek (Edexcel)
    • o Gujarati (Edexcel)
    • o Hindi (CIE)
    • o Italian (Edexcel)
    • o Japanese (Edexcel)
    • o Modern Hebrew (AQA)
    • o Panjabi (AQA)
    • Persian (Edexcel)
    • o Polish (AQA)
    • o Portuguese (CIE)
    • o Russian (Edexcel)
    • o Spanish (Edexcel)
    • o Tamil (CIE)
    • o Turkish (Edexcel)
    • o Urdu (CIE)




  • Performing Arts

    • o Drama and Theatre (OCR)
    • o Drama (CIE)
    • o Dance (AQA)




  • Religion & Philosophy

    • o Divinity (CIE)
    • o Hinduism (CIE)
    • o Islamic Studies (CIE)
    • o Philosophy (AQA)
    • o Religious Studies (AQA)




  • Social Science

    • o Psychology (CIE)
    • o Sociology (AQA)




  • Humanities

    • o History (CIE)
    • o Law (AQA)
    • o Politics (AQA)




  • Other

    • o Global Perspectives & Research (CIE)
    • o Physical Education (AQA)
    • o Thinking Skills (CIE)
    • o Travel & Tourism (CIE)


  • AS-Only Foreign Language and Literature

    • o Afrikaans – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Arabic – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Japanese Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Chinese – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o German – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Hindi – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Portuguese – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Spanish – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Tamil – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Urdu – Language [AS] (CIE)
    • o Hindi – Literature [AS] (CIE)
    • o Portuguese – Literature [AS] (CIE)
    • o Spanish – Literature [AS] (CIE)
    • o Spanish – First Language [AS] (CIE)
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u can also take sanskrit as a a-level at cambridge
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u can also take sanskrit as a a-level at cambridge
It's been withdrawn, so you can no longer sit it :/
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It's been withdrawn, so you can no longer sit it :/
that sucks, my big brother did only 4 years ago so I assumed it was still there
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What about Persian (Edexcel) a level?
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What about Persian (Edexcel) a level?
Added*, my bad
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i think aqa and ocr also offer computer science at a-level
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Electronics - offered by WJEC/Eduqas.
You can also do various varieties of Welsh - First language, Second language, Literature etc with WJEC and Irish with CCEA.

What purpose do you think this list serves? You've missed out CCEA but it, and WJEC, are just as legitimate as CAIE for being taught in England.
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My college offers more than just this. I can also tell you that Politics is also done by Edexcel, and subjects like History have somehow been missed out altogether?
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(Original post by Conniestitution)
I can also tell you that Politics is also done by Edexcel, and subjects like History have somehow been missed out altogether?
Where a subject is offered by more than one exam board, the OP has just listed the first one they found which almost always happens to be AQA or CIE (CAIE). There are many subjects offered by all 4 domestic boards and CAIE.

History is there, near the bottom under the Humanities heading.
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(Original post by Compost)
Where a subject is offered by more than one exam board, the OP has just listed the first one they found which almost always happens to be AQA or CIE (CAIE). There are many subjects offered by all 4 domestic boards and CAIE.

History is there, near the bottom under the Humanities heading.
my mistake
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(Original post by Conniestitution)
My college offers more than just this. I can also tell you that Politics is also done by Edexcel, and subjects like History have somehow been missed out altogether?
Everything your College does should be listed.
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Electronics - offered by WJEC/Eduqas.
You can also do various varieties of Welsh - First language, Second language, Literature etc with WJEC and Irish with CCEA.

What purpose do you think this list serves? You've missed out CCEA but it, and WJEC, are just as legitimate as CAIE for being taught in England.
"Four awarding organisations (AOs) operate in England – AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC (Eduqas). Reformed qualifications were introduced for first teaching over a three year period from 2015-2017."
-http://ccea.org.uk/regulation/gce_gcse (From the source itself)

CCEA doesn't operate in England.

Furthermore, Eduqas has been included, the English branch, and Welsh is not offered.
https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/

Electronics is also on there already, under Design & Technology.
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"Four awarding organisations (AOs) operate in England – AQA, OCR, Pearson and WJEC (Eduqas).
So why include CAIE?
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So why include CAIE?
You can sit the exams in England.
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you can edit the wikipedia page yourself if you have appropriate sources
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You can sit the exams in England.
State schools are not funded to teach their qualifications and only at a very few centres are licensed to offer their exams. There are almost certainly far more could offer A level Welsh from WJEC.
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Very handy list - though, i'm surprised "travel and tourism" is a thing tbh
also, "graphic communication".... why can't school teach that instead of fine art? heck
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Very handy list - though, i'm surprised "travel and tourism" is a thing tbh
also, "graphic communication".... why can't school teach that instead of fine art? heck
Yeah, the Government got rid of the GCSE but CIE still has it, too!

Honestly, Graphics is acc pretty hard from what I've heard but yeah, I wish more schools offered a variety
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i dont know if anyone will see this but i want to take punjabi a level but i haven't taken it for gcse do you need to? Also my school doesn't offer it so i dont know how it'll work if i do chose to study it?! I also don't know if it's worth it cos i don't know if i'll have to do it as a fourth a level or if i can do it as the third a level. Any advice/solutions would be appreciateddddd, if anyone was in this position doubt it tho !! teehee K THANKS
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