GCSE (A* to G) qualification-level conditions and requirements

Rules and regulations for all GCSEs (A* to G).


GCSE (A* to G) Qualification Level Conditions and Requirements

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These documents set out rules and regulations for all GCSEs (A* to G).

Read the associated guidance to understand how to comply with these rules.

You should also read our requirements for all qualifications, as well as our other rules for GCSEs (A* to G).

Published 24 June 2016
Last updated 19 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Removed expired transitional provisions
  2. Incorporated requirements for key dates. Added link to published notices.
  3. Published requirements for key dates for reviews of marking, reviews of moderation and appeals.
  4. Updated following introduction of our rules and guidance for enquiries and appeals
  5. Added regulations for reviews and appeals.
  6. First published.