Impact assessment

GCSE content: equality analysis

Analysis of the effect of reformed GCSE history, geography, science and language content on specific protected groups.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


GCSE equality analysis


An assessment of the effect of reformed GCSE content being introduced in 2016 on groups with relevant protected characteristics.

The relevant protected characteristics, identified in the Equality Act 2010, include:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and sexual orientation
Published 9 April 2014

Policy and engagement

  1. Options for setting the grade 9 boundary in GCSEs
  2. GCSE design and technology new subject content: equality analysis
  3. Religious studies GCSE and A level content: equality analysis