GCSE changes and reforms

Consultations, research and guidance about changes to subjects, regulations, assessment, grading and appeals.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Ofqual postcards: GCSE, AS and A level reforms
  2. Grade descriptors for GCSEs graded 9 to 1
  3. GCSE new grading scale: factsheets
  4. Timings for the withdrawal of legacy GCSEs, AS and A levels
  5. Timeline of changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels
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News and communications

  1. Future assessment of GCSE computer science
  2. National reference test in 2019
  3. Summer series symposium 2018
  4. Help Ofqual evaluate 2018's new GCSEs, AS and A levels
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Research and statistics

  1. Ofqual 2018 summer exam series report
  2. Evaluation of qualifications reform
  3. The English Baccalaureate and GCSE choices: brief
  4. GCSE entries in England: November 2017
  5. Modelling GCSE 9 to 1 grade outcomes in England, 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Consultation on GCSE and GCE music and dance
  2. Future assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
  3. Review of GCSE, AS and A level physical education activity list
  4. Assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
  5. Implementing the English Baccalaureate
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Costs involved in developing the English Baccalaureate
  2. GCSE history and geography provision in secondary schools in England
  3. Citizenship (and human rights) in the curriculum
  4. Policy on sex and relationship education
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