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GCSEs (A* to G): requirements and guidance

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

This collection sets out rules, regulations and guidance for GCSEs graded A* to G.

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

There are separate requirements for the new GCSEs graded 9 to 1.

Additional applied science

  1. GCSE subject criteria for additional applied science

    • Regulation

Additional science

  1. GCSE subject criteria for additional science

    • Regulation

Art and design

  1. GCSE subject criteria for art and design

    • Regulation

Biology

  1. GCSE subject criteria for biology

    • Regulation

Business subjects

  1. GCSE subject criteria for business subjects

    • Regulation

Chemistry

  1. GCSE subject criteria for chemistry

    • Regulation

Citizenship studies

  1. GCSE subject criteria for citizenship studies

    • Regulation

Classical subjects

  1. GCSE subject criteria for classical subjects

    • Regulation

Construction and the built environment

  1. GCSE subject criteria for construction and the built environment

    • Regulation

Dance

  1. GCSE subject criteria for dance

    • Regulation

Design and technology

  1. GCSE subject criteria for design and technology

    • Regulation

Drama

  1. GCSE subject criteria for drama

    • Regulation

Economics

  1. GCSE subject criteria for economics

    • Regulation

Engineering

  1. GCSE subject criteria for engineering

    • Regulation

English

  1. GCSE subject criteria for English

    • Regulation

English language

  1. GCSE subject criteria for English language

    • Regulation

English literature

  1. GCSE subject criteria for English literature

    • Regulation

Expressive arts

  1. GCSE subject criteria for expressive arts

    • Regulation

Geography

  1. GCSE subject criteria for geography

    • Regulation

Health and social care

  1. GCSE subject criteria for health and social care

    • Regulation

History

  1. GCSE subject criteria for history

    • Regulation

Home economics

  1. GCSE subject criteria for home economics

    • Regulation

Hospitality and/or catering

  1. GCSE subject criteria for hospitality and/or catering

    • Regulation

Humanities

  1. GCSE subject criteria for humanities

    • Regulation

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  1. GCSE subject criteria for information and communication technology (ICT)

    • Regulation

Law

  1. GCSE subject criteria for law

    • Regulation

Leisure and tourism

  1. GCSE subject criteria for leisure and tourism

    • Regulation

Manufacturing

  1. GCSE subject criteria for manufacturing

    • Regulation

Mathematics

  1. GCSE subject criteria for mathematics

    • Regulation

Media studies

  1. GCSE subject criteria for media studies

    • Regulation

Modern foreign languages

  1. GCSE subject criteria for modern foreign languages

    • Regulation

Music

  1. GCSE subject criteria for music

    • Regulation

Physical education

  1. GCSE subject criteria for physical education

    • Regulation

Physics

  1. GCSE subject criteria for physics

    • Regulation

Psychology

  1. GCSE subject criteria for psychology

    • Regulation

Religious studies

  1. GCSE subject criteria for religious studies

    • Regulation

Science

  1. GCSE subject criteria for science

    • Regulation

Sociology

  1. GCSE subject criteria for sociology

    • Regulation

Statistics

  1. GCSE subject criteria for statistics

    • Regulation