GCSE subject content

Documents for schools about GCSE content.

GCSE subject content publications setting out the knowledge, understanding and skills common to all GCSE specifications.

The subject content publications are organised according to the year of first teaching of these GCSEs.

Assessment objectives are available on Ofqual’s website.

Subject content for teaching from 2015 onwards

Subject content for teaching from 2016 onwards

Subject content for teaching from 2017 onwards

Subject content for teaching from 2025 onwards

Published 9 April 2014
Last updated 21 December 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added subject content for British Sign Language and the 'Subject content for teaching from 2024 onwards' list.

  2. Added content for sociology and physical education short course.

  3. Added content for ancient history; classical civilisation; electronics; film studies; media studies; statistics.

  4. Added content for astronomy, business, economics, engineering, geology and psychology.

  5. Added GCSE design and technology subject content guidance.

  6. Added content for religious studies.

  7. Published content for drama, citizenship and food and nutrition.

  8. Added subject content for art and design, computer science, dance, music and PE.

  9. Link to assessment objectives on the Ofqual website added to page.

  10. First published.