Consultation outcome

GCSE reform: regulations for citizenship studies

This consultation has concluded

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GCSE Citizenship Studies: Decisions on Conditions and Guidance

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Analysis of Responses to our Consultation on Conditions and Guidance for GCSE Citizenship Studies

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Detail of outcome

In response to comments, we have made changes to the drafting of the requirement to collect statements from schools. This ensures our approach is consistent with other GCSE, AS and A level subjects. We have also made minor changes to our guidance to clarify some of our expectations.

We have now published final versions of our:

Our new rules will require reformed GCSEs in citizenship studies to:

  • comply with the Department for Education’s subject content for citizenship studies, and our assessment objectives
  • comply with our requirements, and have regard to our guidance, on assessments

In line with the subject content, we are also requiring awarding organisations to ensure schools provide evidence statements confirming they have given their students opportunities to carry out citizenship action, and to take action if schools fail to do so.

Our guidance explains how awarding organisations should assess students’ experience of taking citizenship action in exams, and how they should interpret our assessment objectives.

Original consultation

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Summary

Proposed regulations and guidance for the design, delivery and award of new citizenship studies GCSEs.

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