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We have decided to adopt our proposed rules and guidance for reformed GCSEs in history, with 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 history to:
- comply with the Department for Education’s subject content for history, and our assessment objectives
- include 5% of marks for accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar, and the use of specialist technology
Our guidance explains how awarding organisations should interpret parts of the subject content, and our assessment objectives.
This consultation is about the rules and guidance we need to put in place for new GCSEs in history. These rules will apply to the exam boards that want to offer new history GCSEs from September 2016. This is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.