Following the review of post-16 qualifications by the Department of Education (DfE), there will be two routes available for students:
- A Levels, or a mixed curriculum of typically two A Levels alongside an alternative academic qualification (AAQ), which is a vocational qualification
- T Levels or enrolling in an apprenticeship
As a result, we are redeveloping our current Cambridge Technicals (2016) suite to meet the criteria for the new AAQs. Science will be redeveloped in the first cycle, and if approved will be available for first teaching in September 2025.
The current Applied Science course (all sizes) will no longer be funded from July 2025. Therefore, the final two year course will begin in September 2024.
You can read more about the background of the review, as well as more details about the redevelopment of all Cambridge Technicals on our redevelopment page.
We would love your feedback on the development of our new qualifications. You can join our online community panel of Key Stage 5 teachers and get involved, and our Applied Science subject advisors are also very happy to hear any feedback you may have.