Secondary curriculum, key stage 3 and key stage 4 (GCSEs)

Programmes of study, English Baccalaureate (EBacc), qualifications, core and foundation subjects, changes to GCSEs.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. National curriculum in England: English programmes of study
  2. National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study
  3. National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4
  4. National curriculum in England: science programmes of study
  5. National curriculum in England: PE programmes of study
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News and communications

  1. Tech experts to provide National Centre for Computing Education
  2. Future assessment of GCSE computer science
  3. Letter to heads: Summer exams 2019
  4. OCR: Special Conditions: June 2017
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Research and statistics

  1. Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2017
  2. Understanding KS4 attainment and progress: evidence from LSYPE2
  3. Variability in centre level GCSE results
  4. Appeals for GCSE: November 2017 exam series in England
  5. Special consideration in GCSE and A Level: summer 2017 exam series
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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. Rules and regulations on teacher involvement in exam development
  5. Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Congratulatory letters for schools at key stage 4
  2. Contract for the provision of the National Reference Test
  3. Pupils leaving school after year 11 and their exam results
  4. EBacc and non-EBacc subject entries and achievement
  5. Modern foreign language: key stage 3 achievement levels
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