Statutory guidance

GCSE (A* to G) qualification-level guidance

Guidance on complying with the rules and regulations for GCSEs (A* to G)


GCSE (A* to G) Qualification Level Guidance

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This guidance is intended to help awarding organisations understand how to comply with the GCSE (A* to G) qualification-level conditions and requirements.

All awarding organisations have a legal obligation under section 153 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to have regard to this guidance.

August 2016 update

Our guidance on considering marking errors on a review or appeal came into force on 25 August 2016. It supports the changes to regulations for enquiries and appeals we announced on 8 July 2016.

Published 24 June 2016
Last updated 25 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated following introduction of our rules and guidance for enquiries and appeals
  2. Added guidance on considering marking errors on a review or appeal.
  3. First published.