Consultation outcome

GCSE reform: regulations for ancient languages

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GCSE Ancient Languages: Decisions on Conditions and Guidance

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Analysis of Responses to our Consultation on Conditions and Guidance for GCSE Ancient Languages

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Detail of outcome

We have decided to adopt our proposed rules and guidance for reformed GCSEs in ancient languages, with one change to our guidance: a small reduction in the amount of literature we expect students to study. We have also made minor drafting changes to clarify some of our expectations.

We have now published final versions of our:

Our new rules will require reformed GCSEs in ancient languages to comply with the Department for Education’s subject content for ancient languages, and our assessment objectives

Our guidance explains how awarding organisations should interpret parts of the subject content, and our assessment objectives. In particular, it sets out our expectations that students should study set texts which total at least 110 lines in the ancient language.

Original consultation

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Summary

Proposed regulations and guidance for the design, delivery and award of new ancient languages GCSEs.

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Consultation description

This consultation is about the rules and guidance we need to put in place for new GCSEs in ancient languages. These rules will apply to the exam boards that want to offer new ancient languages GCSEs from September 2016. This is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.