FAQs about GCSE reforms
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Linear GCSEs from September 2012 (two-year courses)
Yes. The candidate can carry forward the results from the units of the Single Award and will only need to take the additional units required for the Double Award.
A candidate who takes all units in the same series can certificate both the Single Award and the Double Award.
No. The DfE has confirmed that GCSE Double Awards will only count as one GCSE in school performance tables. However, Additional Science is not affected by this rule.
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