What is the difference between linear and legacy specifications?
Linear specifications were first introduced in 2016. They are what are known as the new ‘reform’ A levels. These A levels require students to complete an exam at the end of the two years in order to gain an A level qualification. You can still complete an AS qualification under the new format, however unlike before any marks gained at AS do not count towards the full A level.
Legacy specifications are gradually being phased out, but some subjects are still being delivered in this way. For example the PE and Maths courses we offer still have legacy options. With these courses there is a distinct difference between studying the AS and A2 content. Also the AS exam in this circumstance will count towards the A2 qualification.
If you are unsure of which course you should book on to please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.