GCSE changes and reforms

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

Guidance and regulation

  1. Grade descriptors for GCSEs graded 9 to 1
  2. Qualifications reform: resources for teachers

News and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science
  2. Implementing the English Baccalaureate
  3. Setting the grade standards of new GCSEs in England
  1. Marking reviews, appeals, grade boundaries and Code of Practice

    • Ofqual
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 11 March 2016
  2. Changes to subject content for GCSE drama, and AS and A level drama and theatre

    • Ofqual
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 09 March 2017
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Transparency

  1. Evaluation of qualifications reform

    • Ofqual
    • Research
  2. The English Baccalaureate and GCSE choices: brief

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. GCSE entries in England: November 2017

    • Ofqual
    • Official statistics
  4. Regulated Qualifications Framework: transitional arrangements

    • Ofqual
    • Decision
  5. Modelling GCSE 9 to 1 grade outcomes in England, 2017

    • Ofqual
    • Research
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