GCSE subject content and requirements

Regulations for GCSE subjects and how to comply with them.

  1. Assessment objectives: geography, history, ancient languages, MFL

    Assessment objectives for geography, history, modern foreign languages (MFL) and ancient languages.

  2. GCSE subject content

    Documents for schools about GCSE content.

  3. GCSEs (9 to 1): requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for GCSEs graded 9 to 1.

  4. GCSEs (A* to G): requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for GCSEs graded A* to G.

  5. Grade descriptors for GCSEs graded 9 to 1

    Grade descriptors for GCSEs graded 9 to 1. Designed to provide an indication of the likely level of performance at grades 2, 5 and 8. 

  6. National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for art and design at key stages 1 to 3.

  7. National curriculum in England: computing programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for computing at key stages 1 to 4.

  8. National curriculum in England: design and technology programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for design and technology at key stages 1 to 3.

  9. National curriculum in England: English programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for English at key stages 1 to 4.

  10. National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4

    The full national curriculum framework for key stages 1 to 4, including programmes of study and attainment targets.

  11. National curriculum in England: geography programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for geography at key stages 1 to 3.

  12. National curriculum in England: history programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for history for key stages 1 to 3.

  13. National curriculum in England: languages programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for languages at key stages 2 and 3.

  14. National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for mathematics at key stages 1 to 4.

  15. National curriculum in England: music programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for music at key stages 1 to 3.

  16. National curriculum in England: PE programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for physical education (PE) at key stages 1 to 4.

  17. National curriculum in England: science programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for science at key stages 1 to 4.