Collection

GCSEs (9 to 1): requirements and guidance

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

This collection sets out rules, regulations and associated guidance for GCSEs graded 9 to 1.

You should also read the requirements for all awarding organisations and qualifications.

You can also read about the grade descriptions for GCSEs graded 9 to 1.

There are separate requirements for GCSEs graded A* to G.

All GCSEs (9 to 1)

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) qualification-level conditions and requirements

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) qualification-level guidance

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Specifications in relation to the reasonable adjustment of general qualifications

    • Regulation
  4. Accreditation requirement

    • Detailed guide

Ancient history

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for ancient history

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for ancient history

    • Statutory guidance

Ancient languages (classical Greek and Latin)

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for ancient languages

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for ancient languages

    • Statutory guidance

Art and design

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for art and design

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for art and design

    • Statutory guidance

Astronomy

For teaching from September 2017.

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for astronomy

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for astronomy

    • Statutory guidance

Business

For teaching from September 2017.

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for business

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for business

    • Statutory guidance

Citizenship studies

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for citizenship studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for citizenship studies

    • Statutory guidance

Classical civilisation

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for classical civilisation

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for classical civilisation

    • Statutory guidance

Combined science (double award)

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for combined science

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for combined science

    • Statutory guidance

Computer science

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for computer science

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for computer science

    • Statutory guidance

Dance

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for dance

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for dance

    • Statutory guidance

Design and technology

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for design and technology

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for design and technology

    • Statutory guidance

Drama

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for drama

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for drama

    • Statutory guidance

Economics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for economics

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for economics

    • Statutory guidance

Electronics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for electronics

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for electronics

    • Statutory guidance

Engineering

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for engineering

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for engineering

    • Statutory guidance

English language

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for English language

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject level guidance for English language

    • Statutory guidance

English literature

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for English literature

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for English literature

    • Statutory guidance

Film studies

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for film studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for film studies

    • Statutory guidance

Food preparation and nutrition

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions for food preparation and nutrition

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for food preparation and nutrition

    • Statutory guidance

Geography

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for geography

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for geography

    • Statutory guidance

Geology

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for geology

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for geology

    • Statutory guidance

History

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for history

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for history

    • Statutory guidance

Mathematics

For teaching from September 2015

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for mathematics

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for mathematics

    • Statutory guidance

Media studies

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for media studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for media studies

    • Statutory guidance

Modern foreign languages

For teaching from September 2016 (French, German and Spanish) or September 2017 (other languages)

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for modern foreign languages

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for modern foreign languages

    • Statutory guidance

Music

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for music

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for music

    • Statutory guidance

Physical education

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for physical education

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for physical education

    • Statutory guidance

Psychology

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for psychology

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for psychology

    • Statutory guidance

Religious studies

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for religious studies

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for religious studies

    • Statutory guidance

Single science (biology, chemistry and physics)

For teaching from September 2016

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for single science

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for single science

    • Statutory guidance

Sociology

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for sociology

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for sociology

    • Statutory guidance

Statistics

For teaching from September 2017

  1. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level conditions and requirements for statistics

    • Regulation
  2. GCSE (9 to 1) subject-level guidance for statistics

    • Statutory guidance