BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
J Society and social sciences
JN Education
JNS Teaching of specific groups and persons with special educational needs
JNSC Teaching of physically disabled students
JNSG Teaching of students with specific learning difficulties / needs
JNSL Teaching of students with emotional and behavioural difficulties
JNSP Teaching of gifted students
JNSV Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)


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