GCSE reforms timeline
What's the proposed timescale for these changes?
- For all two-year GCSE courses starting in September 2012, candidates will be applying for their GCSE award in 2014 and will be required to sit all their examinations at the end of the course.
- Candidates who started three-year courses in September 2011 will be expecting to apply for their GCSE award in summer 2014 and, therefore, will need to enter for all units in May/June 2014.
- Candidates who apply for certification of subject awards in summer 2013 (or earlier) will be permitted to enter in a modular way.
For all students completing modular GCSEs in English Literature, Geography, History and Religious Studies in summer 2013, external assessments taken from January 2013 will include additional marks for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG).
You can read the confirmation of the changes to GCSEs from Ofqual here.
Download our GCSE 2012 reforms flyer for more information on the changes, the timescale and how we're supporting you.