Following the Secretary of State’s announcement that GCSEs will be comprehensively reformed the department is seeking views on proposed subject content and assessment objectives for new GCSEs.
In line with our changes to the national curriculum, the new specifications are more challenging, more ambitious and more rigorous.
They give awarding organisations a clearer indication of our expectations in each subject.
The reformed GCSE subject content consultation document asks questions on the proposed content for:
The consultation will run from 11 June until 20 August. You can respond to the consultation and download the consultation documents on the Department's E-Consultations website.
In parallel with this consultation Ofqual, the examinations regulator, are consulting on the revised regulatory requirements for the reformed GCSEs.
The Ofqual consultation must be responded to separately from the Department’s consultation.