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Detail of outcome
We have made small changes to the definitions for analyse and evaluate in the guidance for assessment objective AO3. This is to ensure that these terms, which are used across a number of subjects, are used consistently.
We have adopted all our other proposed rules and guidance in full.
Detail of feedback received
There were three responses to the consultation – all from organisations.
One respondent did not comment directly on our proposals, but instead provided general comments on the process for reform of GCSEs, AS and A levels.
Both the remaining respondents supported all of our proposals.
This consultation is about changes we plan to make to our rules and guidance for new GCSEs in sociology. These rules will apply to the new sociology GCSEs that will be taught in schools in England from September 2017.
This consultation takes forward decisions made following our earlier consultation Development of new GCSEs and A levels for teaching from 2017, and is part of Ofqual’s work supporting the government’s changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels.